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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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    1 Quiz
  4. Environmental Hazards II - Bush Burning | Week 4
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  5. Environmental Hazards II - Deforestation | Week 5
    4Topics
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  6. Environmental Hazards III - Desertification | Week 6
    4Topics
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  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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Animal resources are very vital to the existence of human beings. Animals provide resources which serve as food for growth and development. Some of these resources are:

1. Livestock: These are animals which are reared by farmers, for example, goats, sheep, cows, pigs, poultry, etc. They provide us with meat.

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Sheep

2. Hides and Skin: These are major animal resources used in the leather industry. Hides are derived from the skin of large animals, for example, horses, camels, cattle, buffalo, etc. Skin is obtained from smaller animals like goats and rabbits.

wine skin
Wineskin is usually made from a Goat’s skin.

3. Dairy Products: A dairy is a place on a farm where milk is kept. Dairy products are milk products obtained from animal resources such as cows. Milk which is rich in protein is a major ingredient, in the production of cheese, yoghurt, etc, for human consumption.

Milking dairy cow
Milking a dairy cow.

4. Fishery Products: Examples include tilapia, catfish, mackerel, herrings, dogfish, etc, which serve as a source of food.

Catfish
Catfish.

5. Decoration: Feathers of birds can be used for decoration. 

Decorating with feathers
Decorating with feathers.

6. Poultry products: Poultry products includes eggs, chicken, and turkey meats.

30 eggs in a Full crate
Crate of eggs.

7. Clothing: Wools from some of these animals can be used for making cloth in textile industries.

Wool cardigan
Wool is “the fiber from the fleece of the sheep or lamb used to make cardigans.

8. Beast of burden: These are animals used to carry load, for example, camels, donkeys, horses, etc.

Donkeys carrying load
Donkeys carrying load.

9. Manure: Manure is an organic matter, made from livestock dung, that is used as an organic fertilizer. They are used as manure on farms and gardens to fertilize the land.

Cow Dung
Cow Dung is an example of manure.

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