Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Primary 3

Importance of soil to animals


Subject: Basic Science

Class: Primary 3

Term: 1st Term

Topic: Soil

Subtitle: Important of soil to animals

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

  1. state four importance of soil to animals
  2. state two environmental importance of soil

Resources and materials:

Scheme of work

Online information

Instructional material: picture chart

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



Importance of soil to animals

  1. Soil provides a home to many animals.
  2. All animals get their energy from soil, either by eating plants or by eating animals that have eaten plants.

Environmental importance of soil

  1. Soil filters our water.
  2. Provide essential nutrients for our forests and crops.
  3. Soil help regulate the earth’s temperature.
  4. Soil act drainage by absorbing rain water therefore preventing erosion.


Strategies& 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. Soil provide ………… for all animals
  2. Soil help regulate earth………………..
  3. Explain two importance of soil to animals

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


  1. All animals get their energy from the ………………………
  2. The soil filters our ………………….
  3. State two environmental importance of soil.

Write three examples of animals that live in the soil.

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