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JSS3: BASIC SCIENCE - 1ST TERM

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  1. Family Traits | Week 1
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  2. Environmental Hazards I - Soil Erosion | Week 2
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  3. Environmental Hazards I - Flooding | Week 3
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  4. Environmental Hazards II - Bush Burning | Week 4
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  5. Environmental Hazards II - Deforestation | Week 5
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  6. Environmental Hazards III - Desertification | Week 6
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  7. Environmental Hazards III - Description of the Ozone Layer and its Location in the Atmosphere | Week 7
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  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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Topic Content:

  • Importance of Family Traits
    • determine intelligence, detect diseases, helps trace family fenealogy, etc.
  • Simple Family Tree
  • Activity – How to make a family tree

The importance of family traits is undeniable.

Family traits can be used to:

1. Determine Intelligence:

Intelligence is an important family trait that can be passed on from parent to offspring. Parents’ academic traits can help choose the right career path for a student.

2. Determine or Detect Diseases:

Some certain diseases run in the family. They are inherited by offspring, for example, high blood pressure, short-sightedness, sickle cell anaemia, asthma, etc.

Once offspring start showing signs of diseases, like asthma, the doctor’s job is made easy if he knows the family’s disease history.

Sickle cell anaemia is another good example. For a child to be affected, both parents must pass the defective form of the gene, and if only one parent passes the sickle cell gene to the child, the child will have the sickle cell trait. A man and a woman with the defective gene are usually advised not to have children.

 

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