Lesson Note on Agricultural Science SS1 First Term

 

First Term Scheme of Work for SS1 Agricultural Science

Week 1 – Meaning, scope and importance of Agriculture

Week 2 – Subsistence and commercial Agriculture

Week 3 – Problem of agricultural development in Nigeria and possible solution

Week 4 – Roles of government and non-governmental organizations in Agriculture

Week 5 – Roles of science and technology in Agriculture

Week 6 – Agro-Allied industries and their relationship with Agriculture

Week 7 – Agricultural laws and reforms

Week 8 – Land and its uses

Week 9 – Environmental factors affecting agricultural production 

Week 10 – Classification of crops

Week 11 – Revision

Week 12 – Examination

Week 13 – Examination

SS 1 First Term Agricultural Science Lesson Note 

Below are the 2022 Complete SS 1 First Term Agricultural Science Lesson Note

Week 1 – Meaning, Scope and Importance of Agriculture

Overview – The word “Agriculture” was coined from two Latin words ‘ager’ meaning field, and ‘cultural’ meaning cultivation. Agriculture can be defined as the art and science that involves the cultivation of crops and the rearing of animals for man’s use. This week, we shall be introduced to Agriculture. We shall learn about the branches of Agricultural science (soil science, food science, animal science, horticulture, etc.) and the importance of Agricultural science. To learn more, Click here…               

Week 2 – Subsistence and Commercial Agriculture

Overview – Subsistence and commercial Agriculture are two methods of practising Agriculture. Subsistence Agriculture is a system of farming whereby a farmer cultivates crops and rears animals for the sole purpose of proving food for himself and his family only. Commercial Agriculture is a system of farming whereby a farmer cultivates crops and rears animals in large quantities for sale. This week, we shall learn about subsistence and commercial Agriculture and their differences. To learn more, Click here…               

Week 3 – Problem of Agricultural Development in Nigeria and Possible Solution

Overview – There are certain factors that hinder the development of Agriculture in Nigeria, some of which include lack of finance and land tenure problems. This week, we shall learn about the problem of agricultural development in Nigeria and possible solution. To learn more, Click here…               

Week 4 – Roles of Government and Non-Governmental Organization in Agriculture

Overview – To help develop Agriculture in Nigeria, the government, as well as non-governmental organizations, have a significant role to play. This week, we shall learn about the roles of government and non-governmental organizations in Agriculture and some examples of non-governmental organizations that promote Agriculture. To learn more, Click here…

 Week 5 – Roles of Science and Technology in Agriculture

Overview – The roles of science and technology in agriculture cannot be overemphasized, there has been improvement in Agriculture because of science and technology.  This week, we shall learn about some of the roles of science and technology in Agriculture. To learn more, Click here…     

Complete SS 1 First Term Agricultural Science Lesson Note          

Week 6 – Agro-Allied Industries and Their Relationship with Agriculture

Overview – Agro-Allied industries are industries that rely on Agriculture for their raw materials in order to successfully carry out the production of finished products that can be consumed by animals and humans. This week, we shall learn about the Agro-Allied industries and their relationship with Agriculture. To learn more, Click here…               

Week 7 – Agricultural Laws and Reforms

Overview – Agricultural laws and reforms refer to laws, regulations and measures that apply to Agriculture in a nation. This week, we shall learn about the Agricultural laws and reforms. We shall also learn about land tenure system in Nigeria and its types – communal, rent, inheritance, leasehold land tenure system and so on. To learn more, Click here…               

Week 8 – Land and its Uses

Overview – Land refers to the part of the Earth’s surface that is not covered by water. It is one of nature’s free gifts to man and its importance in Agriculture cannot be overemphasized. The land is defined as the solid part of the Earth’s surface in which agricultural activities can be practised. It is used in planting as well as in the rearing of animals. This week, we shall learn about land and its uses – agricultural and non-agricultural uses. To learn more, Click here…               

Week 9 – Environmental Factors Affecting Agricultural Production 

Overview – The environment refers to all the surroundings of living things and all the conditions that influence and affects living things’ development and sustainability. There are several environmental factors that affect agricultural production and these environmental factors are non-genetic factors which influence the growth and development of a plant. These factors are grouped into two – biotic factors (living components of the environment such as soil organisms) and abiotic factors (non-living components of the environment such as climatic factors). This week, we shall learn about the environmental factors that affect agricultural production. To learn more, Click here…               

Week 10 – Classification of Crops

Overview – In Agriculture, crops have been classified based on their life cycle and their uses. The most common classification is based on life cycle – annual, biennial and perennial crops. Annual crops complete their life cycle in one season or less, biennial crops complete theirs in two seasons and perennial crops complete their life cycle in more than two seasons This week, we shall learn about the classification of crops. To learn more, Click here…               

Week 11 – Revision

Overview – This week, there will be a revision on all the topics covered this term, from being introduced to Agriculture in week 1 to learning about the classification of crops in week 10.

Week 12 – Examination

Overview – We shall be examined all we have learned this term.

Week 13 – Examination

Overview – This week, we shall be examined all we have learned this term.