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JSS3: BASIC SCIENCE - 1ST TERM

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  1. Family Traits | Week 1
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    1 Quiz
  2. Environmental Hazards I - Soil Erosion | Week 2
    3Topics
  3. Environmental Hazards I - Flooding | Week 3
    5Topics
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    1 Quiz
  4. Environmental Hazards II - Bush Burning | Week 4
    4Topics
  5. Environmental Hazards II - Deforestation | Week 5
    4Topics
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    1 Quiz
  6. Environmental Hazards III - Desertification | Week 6
    4Topics
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    1 Quiz
  7. Environmental Hazards III - Description of the Ozone Layer and its Location in the Atmosphere | Week 7
    3Topics
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    1 Quiz
  8. Drug and Substance Abuse | Week 8
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  9. Resources from Living Things | Week 9
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  10. Resources from Non-Living Things | Week 10
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Desertification
Desertification

What is Desertification?

Desertification is the process by which forests are converted into deserts, through bad agricultural practices like overgrazing, deforestation, etc. It can also be defined as the change of an area covered by vegetation (plants) into one with scanty or no vegetation.

There is also a reduction in soil productivity.

In Nigeria, a large percentage of northwest and northeast states are deserts. This includes states like Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara, Katsina, Kano, Jigawa, Bauchi, Yobe, Gombe, Borno, and Adamawa State.

Desertification is caused by climate change and human activities.

Desertification - map-of-Nigeria-showing-the-desert-prone-states
Map of Nigeria showing the desert-prone areas.
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