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WHY FARM PRODUCE SHOULD BE PROCESSED

TITLE: NOTE OF LESSON ON AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE

SUBJECT: AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE

THEME: PROCESSES OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION

TERM: FIRST TERM

WEEK: WEEK 10

CLASS: PRIMARY 4

DURATION: 40 MINUTES

NAME OF TEACHER:

DATE:          

AGE OF STUDENTS:

CLASS COMPOSITION: Slow and fast learners.

PERIOD:

TOPIC: WHY FARM PRODUCE SHOULD BE PROCESSED

Units:

  • Meaning of farm produce.
  • Importance of food processing.

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

At the end of this Module, Pupils should be able to know about:

  • The Meaning of farm produce.
  • The Importance of food processing

TEACHING AND LEARNING MATERIALS

  • Samples of soil
  • Whiteboard/ Chalkboard
  • Explanatory posters/pictures
  • Explanatory videos

TEACHING AND LEARNING METHOD

  • Explanation
  • Discussion
  • Questions and Answers.

ENTRY BEHAVIOUR/ PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE: the students are familiar with process of making compost.

REFERENCE MATERIALS

  • Universal Basic Education Curriculum.
  • NERDC Basic Education Curriculum for Primary Schools.
  • Unified Schemes of Work Primary Schools four Agricultural Science (MIDDLE BASIC)
  • Internet.
  • Lagos State Agricultural Science Scheme of Work
  • Edudelight Agricultural Science for Primary Schools.

WORD FILE: product, grinding.

                        MODULE CONTENT

 MEANING OF FARM PROCESSING

It is the process of turning raw food into eatable food and other product.

The processes can be the following:

  • Sun drying
  • Peeling
  • Milling
  • Soaking
  • Shelling
  • Grinding
  • Sieving
  • Parboiling

PROCESS OF PROCESSING CASSAVA INTO GARRI

  1. The farmer will harvest the cassava from his/her farmland.
  2. The cassava tubers will peeled
  3. Then the cassava will be wash and taken to a machine for grinding.
  4. After grinding it.
  5. It will be taken to another machine for removal of water.
  6. After the removal of water
  7. It will fried using heat(fire)
  8. Then we will have garri

IMPORTANCE OF FOOD PROCESSING

  1. It improve usage of food.
  2. Improves food value
  3. Removal of poisonous agents from the food.
  4. Helps in storage of food
  5. Provide employment
  6. Provide source of income
  7. It enables us to get different kinds of food from a farm produce.
  8. It make transporting of produce easy.

Importance of food processing

INSTRUCTIONAL PROCEDURE

  • The Teacher revises the previous lesson (PROCESS OF MAKING COMPOST).
  • The Teacher introduces the topic (WHY FARM PRODUCE SHOULD BE PROCESSED).
  • The Teacher explains the lessons.

LEARNERS ACTIVITIES

  • Learners participate in the class discussion
  • Learners identify process and unprocessed food.

EVALUATIVE ACTIVITIES

  • Define farm produce.
  • List three Importance of food processing

CONCLUSION: the teacher summarize the lesson.

PREVIOUS LESSON: PROCESS OF MAKING COMPOST

NEXT LESSON: preservation of farm produce

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