WEEK/TERM: HIRD TERM /WEEK 2
CLASS: Grade 2
DATE: 26th June, 2020
SUBJECT: BASIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
TOPIC: Plants – Meaning, parts of a plant and types of plants.
Reference: Stan Basic Science and Technology for primary 3
Plants are living things. Plants can breathe, feed and reproduce just like other living things. Plants generates their food using the sun through a process known as photosynthesis.
Notes for the pupils
Meaning of a plant.
A plant is a living thing that grows from the soil. Humans breathe in oxygen and breathe out carbon dioxide, but plants take in carbon dioxide and send out oxygen. Plants breathe (respire) through the lenticels (tiny holes on the stem) and stomata (tiny holes on the leaves). They also excrete through the stomata and lenticel.
Structure of a plants – Big plants are called trees. Medium sized plants are called shrubs and small plants are called herbs.
Types of plants
The following are some types of plants
- Orange plant
- Mango plant
- Oil palm tree
- Cassava plant
- Paw-paw plant
- Maize plant
- Okra plant
- Tomato plant
- Waterleaf plant
- Potato plant
Plants provide food for humans and animals. Some plants are used for medicinal purposes. Some are used to decorate our surroundings and some produce raw materials like cotton and wood.
These are the main parts of a plant
- Define plants.
- Draw a plant and label its parts.
- List 5 types of plants around you.