Lesson Note on Agricultural Science SS3 First Term

 First Term Scheme of Work for SS3 Agricultural Science

 

Week 1 – Animal nutrition

Week 2 – Agricultural extension

Week 3 & 4 – Farm fishing

Week 5 & 6 – Animal improvement

Week 8 & 9 – Agricultural financing

Week 10 – Agricultural insurance

Week 11 – Revision

Week 12 – Examination

Week 13 – Examination

 

SS 3 First Term Agricultural Science Lesson Note 

Below are the 2022 Complete SS 3 First Term Agricultural Science Lesson Note

Complete SS 3 First Term Agricultural Science Lesson Note     

Week 1 – Animal Nutrition

Overview – Nutrition is a characteristic of living things that describes their ability to feed. When animals are not properly fed, they become malnourished and begin to show signs of nutritional deficiency. Nutritional deficiency occurs when a ration does not supply all the essential nutrients in the right proportion and quantities. This week, we shall learn about animal nutrition – the types of malnutritional deficiencies, their cause, symptoms and ways they can be corrected. To learn more, Click here…      

Week 2 – Agricultural Extension

Overview – Agricultural extension is a process whereby modern farming techniques and research findings are taken to the farmers through extension workers and problems of the farmers are taken to research institutions for solutions. This week, we shall learn about agricultural extension – its objectives, roles and problems it’s facing. We shall also learn about methods of disseminating new ideas – their advantages and disadvantages. To learn more, Click here…      

Week 3 & 4 – Farm Fishing

Overview – Also known as pisciculture, farm farming is a form of aquaculture that involves raising fish commercially in tanks or enclosures, usually for food. This week, we shall learn about farm fishing. We shall also learn about the conditions necessary for siting a fond pond, maintenance, and classification of fishes – bony and cartilaginous fishes. To learn more, Click here…      

Week 5 & 6 – Animal Improvement

Overview – Animal Improvement is defined as the methods that are done in order to develop and breed only animals that show the greatest merit under consideration such as good feed conversion, growth rate, disease resistance and egg size. One of the aims of animal improvement is to produce animals that can give high yields or products in form of meat, egg and milk. Breeding is a process that involves the development of animals by transferring inherited qualities from parents to offspring via mating. Types of breeding include – inbreeding, line breeding and cross-breeding. This week, we shall learn about what animal improvement entails and we shall also learn about breeding. We shall also learn about artificial insemination which refers to the production of semen into the reproductive tract of females by a method other than natural mating. To learn more, Click here

Week 8 & 9 – Agricultural Financing

Overview – The term agricultural financing refers to the act of acquiring and using capital in agriculture. It helps farmers acquire more farm inputs for increased production and increase farm yield. Farmers can source for capital in places like agricultural banks, international development agencies, government agencies and so on. This week, we shall learn about agricultural financing. To learn more, Click here

Week 10 – Agricultural Insurance

Overview – Insurance is a term used to describe the act of protecting one’s properties or self from financial loss. Agricultural insurance is the insurance policy which provides compensation to farmers for losses suffered. For example, a farmer can ensure his crops from natural disasters such as floods, drought, etc. Insurance helps assist the farmers in accessing new opportunities by improving their ability to borrow either in cash or kind as credit facilities. Farmers can suffer risks such as personal or human risk, price risk and so on. To reduce the impact or effect of the risks, it is advised that a farmer gets himself insured. This week, we shall learn about agricultural insurance. To learn more, Click here…               

Week 11 – Revision

Overview – This week, there will be a revision on all the topics covered this term, from animal nutrition to agricultural insurance.

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.