Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Primary 3

Living things


Subject: Basic Science

Class: Primary 3

Term: 1st Term

Topic: Living things

Subtitle: Plants

Learning Objectives:At the end of this this lesson,pupils should be able to:

  1. State four parts of plants
  2. State five reasons plants are living things

Resources and materials:

Scheme of work

Online information

Instructional material: life plant

Building Background/connection to prior knowledge: pupils are familiar with the topic in their previous classes.



Plant is a living that grows in the earth and has stem, leaves and roots. Plants can be grown be seed, stem or suckers. As plant grow the change in size and begin to reproduce. Plants absorb sunlight in the process called photosynthesis to produce their food.

Parts of a part

The main parts of a part include;

  1. Roots
  2. Stem
  3. Leaves
  4. Flowers
  5. fruits

Reasons plants are living things: plants are living things because:

  1. Plants grow
  2. Reproduce
  3. Response to stimuli like sunlight and touch, Plants are sensitive to touch
  4. Adapt
  5. Feed: plant carry water and nutrients through their roots


Strategies and activities:

Step1:Teacher revises the previous topic.

Step2:Teacher introduces the new topic.

Step3:Teacher explains the new topic.

Step4: Teacher welcomes pupils’ questions.

Step5: Teacher evaluates the pupils.

Assessment & Evaluation;

  1. Plants are sensitive to ………………………
  2. Mention five parts of a plant
  3. Explain how plants feed

WRAP UP(CONCLUSION) Teacher goes over the topic once again for better understanding.


  1. Write five reasons plants are living things.

What is photosynthesis

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