SUBJECT: AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE
CLASS: PRIMARY 4
TERM: 1ST TERM
TOPIC: PROCESSES OF MAKING COMPOST/MANURE
At the end of this lesson, Pupils should be able to know about the:
Methods of compost making
Steps in making compost
ENTRY BEHAVIOUR/ PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE: the students are familiar with how to make compost.
Universal Basic Education Curriculum.
NERDC Basic Education Curriculum for Primary Schools.
Unified Schemes of Work Primary Schools four Agricultural Science (MIDDLE BASIC)
Lagos State Agricultural Science Scheme of Work
Agricultural Science for Primary School
METHODS OF COMPOST MAKING
STEPS IN MAKING COMPOST (PIT METHOD)
The following are steps for preparing compost using pit method.
Dig four pits labeled A, B, C and D. of equal size (1m * 1m * 0.5m).
Arrange the materials for making compost in layer separated by soil in pit A (Loading pit) and wet with water for easy decomposition.
After two weeks, move the content of pit A to B (first turn).
After about one week, moves the content of B to C (second turn).
After another one week, move the content of pit C to D.
Cover the compost to prevent evaporation, leaching and erosion before applying it to the farm.
The content in pit D ids now the COMPOST/MANURE after 6 -8 weeks.
PREPARING COMPOST USING HEAP METHOD
Compost is prepared using heap method by placing the compost materials in a heap buried with soil and moistened with water.
The Teacher revises the previous lesson (PREPARATION OF COMPOST/MANURE).
The Teacher introduces the topic (PROCESS OF COMPOST/MANURE).
The Teacher explains the lessons.
Learners participate in the class discussion
Explain the Steps in making compost
CONCLUSION: the teacher summarizes the lesson.
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