SS2 Biology Scheme of Work for First Term

SS2 Biology Scheme of Work for First Term

The table below is the SS2 Biology Scheme of Work for First Term

Developed by the

Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC)



Content
Sub – Theme
S/NTopic(s)ORGANISATION OF LIFE
1.Classification
of Plants

a. Botanical classification
(i) Thallophytes (Algae)
(ii) Spermatophytes (the seed
bearing plants)

b. Agricultural classification:
(i) Cereals – maize, iron;
(ii) Legumes – cowpea,
groundnuts
(iii) Root crops – cassava, yam
(iv) Vegetables – tomato, okra,
onion
(v) Fruits – banana, pawpaw
(vi) Beverages and drugs –
coffee, tobacco
(vii) Spices – ginger, pepper
(viii) Oil – coconut, palm fruit
(ix) Latex – natural rubber
(x) Fibres – juice, cotton

c. Plants classified on the span
of their life cycles:
(i) annuals
(ii) biennials
(iii) perennials
Sub – Theme
THE ORGANISM AT WORK
2. Digestive
System
a. Types of alimentary tracts

b. Description and functions
of parts of the alimentary canal

c. Modifications of parts to
effect their digestive functions

d. Feeding habits:
categories and mechanisms

e. Modifications in the feeding
habits of:
(i) filter feeders
(ii) fluid feeders
(iii) insect feeders
(iv) parasitic and saprophytic
feeders

f. Feeding in protozoa, hydra
and mammals
3. Transport
System
a. Definition of diffusion and
osmosis and the principles
behind them

b. Need for diffusion

c. Transport system in large
organisms

d. Need for substances to move
over greater distances

e. Materials for Transportation

f. Structure of arteries, veins,
capillaries, vascular bundles

g. Media of transportation
(i) Fluid as a medium of transportation
– structure and function of blood
(ii) Cytoplasm in small organisms
(iii) Cell sap or latex in most plants
(iv) Closed and open circulation

h. Mechanisms of transportation:
(i) Unicellular organisms
(ii) Multicellular organisms
(ii) Higher animals
(iv) Higher plants

i. Absorption of water and
mineral salts



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