JSS3 Basic Science Scheme of Work for First Term

JSS3 Basic Science Scheme of Work for First Term

The table below is the JSS3 Basic Science Scheme of Work for First Term

Developed by the

Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC)

Content
Sub – Theme
LEARNING ABOUT
OUR ENVIRONMENT
S/NTopic(s)
1.Family traits
a. Family traits (skin, colour,
height, albinism, etc.)

b. Meaning of dominant and
recessive traits

c. Importance of Family
traits
– intelligence
– Diseases
– Resemblance
– Family
– Genealogy
2.Environmental
Hazards I
a. Soil Erosion
– definition of soil erosion
– causes of soil erosion
– control of soil erosion

b. Flooding
– drainage patterns
– causes of flooding
– prevention of flooding
– effects of flooding on
community and farmland
3.Environmental
Hazards I
I
a. Bush burning

– practices that influence
bush burning

– effects of bush burning
including economic
consequences

– regulations against
bush burning

b. Deforestation

– reasons for deforestation
e.g. commercial and
domestic firewood.

– effects on the
environment

– regulations on
deforestation
4.Environmental
Hazards III
a. Desertification

– definition

– geographical area

– causes such as
overgrazing, bush burning,
cutting trees for firewood,
etc.

– control measures

b. Depletion of the ozone
layer

– description of the ozone
layer and its location in the
atmosphere

– the importance of the
ozone layer

– effect of depletion of
ozone layer
e.g. global warming,
greenhouse effect, ice melting
and flooding.

c. Control measures
– regulation on use of
chlorofluorocarbons (CFC)
– reduce bush burning, and
control burning in household
activities.
5.Drug &
Substance
Abuse
a. Effects of drug abuse
– stomach upset
– damaged nostrils and lungs
– skin rashes
– injection abscesses

b. Prevention of drug abuse
– inculcating coping skills
– positive social interactions
– healthy lifestyle

c. Activities of drug control
agencies
– NAFDAC
– NDLEA

d. Misuse of herbal medicine
6.Resources
from
Living Things
a. Resources from living things

– examples of plant sources
e.g cash and food crops, dyes,
drugs

– examples of animal sources
e.g. hides and skin, dairy
products etc.

– economic importance of
these resources to self and
society
7.Resources
from
Non-Living

Things
a. Resources from non-living
things

– examples – solid minerals
like limestone, coal, gold, tin,
etc.

– location in Nigeria

– economic importance

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