# Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Primary 2

Clay soil + Setting up a computer + Basketball

Term: 2nd Term

Week: 3

Class: Primary 2

Age: 7 years

Duration: 40 minutes of 3 periods

Date:

Subject: Basic Science and Technology

Topic:-       Clay Soil

• Setting up a computer system

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES: At the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to

1. State the properties of Clay soil
2. Demonstrate the water holding capacity of the different types of soil
3. Describe the term workstation and execute the procedures in setting up a workstation
4. Mention and demonstrate the safety rules in basketball

INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNIQUES: Identification, explanation, playway method, questions and answers, demonstration, videos from source

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS: samples of garden soil, sample of clay soil, head pan, shovel, container, hand lens etc, water, basketball court, balls, canvas, kneel cap, back board, sock/hose, basket net

INSTRUCTIONAL PROCEDURES

PERIOD 1: Clay soil

 PRESENTATION TEACHER’S ACTIVITY PUPIL’S ACTIVITY STEP 1INTRODUCTION The teacher revisits the previous lesson on properties of loamy soil Pupils pay attention STEP 2EXPLANATION The teacher then explains the properties of clay soil1. Clay has the smallest particle size of any soil type2. Because of the small particle size of clay soils, the structure of clay-heavy soil tends to be very dense. The particles typically bond together, creating a mass of clay that can be hard for plant roots to penetrate3. Because the soil particles are small and close together, it takes water much longer to move through clay soil Pupils pay attention and participates STEP 3DEMONSTRATION The teacher further demonstrates these properties by showing the pupils live examples Pupils pay attention and participate STEP 4NOTE TAKING The teacher writes a short note on the board The pupils copy the note in their books

NOTE

Properties of clay soil

1. Clay has the smallest particle size of any soil type
2. Because of the small particle size of clay soils, the structure of clay-heavy soil tends to be very dense. The particles typically bond together, creating a mass of clay that can be hard for plant roots to penetrate
3. Because the soil particles are small and close together, it takes water much longer to move through clay soil

EVALUATION:    1. What are the properties of clay soil?

CLASS ACTIVITY: Pupils in pairs demonstrates the properties of clay soil using a live example.

CLASSWORK: As in evaluation

CONCLUSION: The teacher commends the pupils positively

PERIOD 2 and 3: Setting up of a computer. Basketball

 PRESENTATION TEACHER’S ACTIVITY PUPIL’S ACTIVITY STEP 1INTRODUCTION The teacher revisits the previous lesson and introduces the new topic and making the pupils to formulate the meaning of basketball by watching video clips on basketball Pupils pay attention STEP 2EXPLANATION The teacher then explains that Basketball is a game played by two teams of five players each shooting a ball through a raised goal in order to score She further demonstrates the safety rules in basketball1. know the rules of the game and observe them2. ensure that the basketball court isn’t wet or slippery3. Wear the appropriate attire i.e jersey, kneel cap,  stockings/hose/socks, canvas, etc4. Inform someone if you feel sick or are wounded5. have a little warm up exercise before commencing any basketball game6. obey the officials of the game Pupils pay attention and participates STEP 3DEMONSTRATION The teacher explains what workstation meansIt is an area devoted for the use of computer and the activities it is used for. The further outlines the procedures for setting up a workstation1. Carve out a space, room or office set aside as your workstation2. Ensure there is a source of power in the space or room3. Get appropriate tables, chairs and shelves to place your computer hardware components4. purchase the computer components and connect them5. your computer is now ready for use Pupils pay attention and participate STEP 4NOTE TAKING The teacher writes a short note on the board The pupils copy the note in their books

NOTE

Basketball is a game played by two teams of five players each shooting a ball through a raised goal in order to score

1. know the rules of the game and observe them
2. ensure that the basketball court isn’t wet or slippery
3. Wear the appropriate attire i.e jersey, kneel cap, stockings/hose/socks, canvas, etc
4. Inform someone if you feel sick or are wounded
5. have a little warm up exercise before commencing any basketball game
6. obey the officials of the game

Workstation

It is an area devoted for the use of computer and the activities it is used for.

Procedures for setting up a workstation

1. Carve out a space, room or office set aside as your workstation
2. Ensure there is a source of power in the space or room
3. Get appropriate tables, chairs and shelves to place your computer hardware components
4. purchase the computer components and connect them

EVALUATION:    1. Explain the game of basketball

1. Mention four safety rules in basketball
2. Explain the meaning of workstation
3. Outline the procedures for setting up a workstation

CLASS ACTIVITY: In pairs, the pupils experiment the procedures of setting up a workstation

CLASSWORK: As in evaluation

CONCLUSION: The teacher commends the pupils positively