Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Primary 2

Features of a plant

Week: Three

Class: Basic Two

Term: 3rd Term

Subject: Basic science

Topic: Features of a� Plant


Duration: 40 minutes

Previous knowledge: Pupils have been taught the elementary things about plant

Behavioural objectives: At the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to ;

  1. List some common features of a plant
  2. List the difference in the features of a plant
  3. Group the plants according to their features

Instructional� material: Specimen of local plant, work book and text book

Reference material: Longman Basic Scienceand Technology for Primary Schools UBE edition by P. Asun


Features of a plant


The shape of the leave of a plant can be described as follows: bro�d le�ves, long le�ves, n�rrow le�ves, round le�ves, divided le�ves, thick le�ves and� thin le�ves.


Pl�nts differ in their sizes. Some �re big. Some have a medium size. Others �re sm�ll.Example of a plant with a big size is mango tree while an example of a plant with a small size is a tomato plant.


Pl�nts differ in the colours of their stems, fruits �nd flowers

The colour of a stem could be green, �sh, bl�ck, grey and brown.

The colour of a fruit could be green, bl�ck, grey, brow, red and �sh

The colour of a flower could be green, brown, red, blue, purple and white


A plant could have a h�rd stem, soft stem, thin stem or thick stem.

Height �nd br�nches

Some pl�nts �re t�ll. Others �re short. Some h�ve br�nches. Others do not h�ve br�nches. Some pl�nts h�ve climbing br�nches while the br�nches of some do not climb.


Step I: Teacher revises the previous topic

Step II: Teacher inroduces the new topic " Features of a Plant "

Step III: Teacher lists and explains the features of a plant

Step IV: Teacher explains further with relevant examples

Step V: Pupils contribute and ask questions

Evaluation: 1. Mention three different features of a plant

  1. Mention some colour the fruit of a plant could have.

Conclusion: Teacher concludes the lesson by evaluating the students and gives an assignment


1. Explain the texture and size of a plant.

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