SS1 Agricultural Science Scheme of Work for Second Term

WEEK(S)

TOPIC(S)

CONTENT

Revision

  • Revision of work done in First Term
  • (a) Agro-based Industries and Raw Materials
    (i) Paper Industry – Pulpwood
    (ii) Beverage industry-cocoa, tea, etc.
    (iii) Soap industry-oil seeds, etc.
  • (b) Relationship between Agriculture and Industries: Agriculture provides market for industrial products e.g. farm machinery, chemicals, etc.
  • Environmental Factors Affecting Crops and Production
    (i) Climatic Factors e.g. rainfall, temperature, light, wind, etc.
    (ii) Biotic Factors e.g. predators, parasites, soil micro-organisms, inter-relationship such as competition, parasitism, mutualism (symbiosis), etc.
    (iii) Edaphic Factors e.g. soil pH, soil texture, soil structure, soil type, etc.

  • (a) Process of Rock Formation

  • (b) Types of Rocks
    (i) Igneous Rocks
    (ii) Sedimentary Rocks
    (iii) Metamorphic Rocks

  • (a) Factors of Soil Formation (The parent rock, organisms, climate topography and time)
  • (b) Outline of Soil Formation Processes e.g. Weathering process
  • (c) Soil Profile Development
  • (a) Types of Soil
  • (b) Chemical and Biological Composition of Soil
    (i) Soil macro- and micro-nutrients
    (ii) Soil water
    (iii) Macro-organisms
    (iv) Soil microbes
    (v) Soil air
    (vi) Soil pH
  • (c) Physical Properties of Soil
    (i) Soil texture
    (ii) Soil structure
  • (d) Soil Classification Systems
  • (a) Meaning of Simple Farm Tools
  • (b) Types of Simple Farm Tools – Cutlass, hoe, spade, shovel, etc.
  • (c) Identification and Description of Each of the Tools
  • (d) Identification of Various Accessory Tools and their Uses
  • (e) General Maintenance of Simple Farm Tools
  • (a) Farm Machinery
    (i) Tractor
    (ii) Bull dozer
    (iii) Sheller
    (iv) Dryers
    (v) Incubators
    (vi) Milking machines, etc.
  • (b) Tractor-coupled Implements – Ploughs, harrows, ridgers, planters, harvesters, sprayers, etc.
  • (a) Reasons for Maintaining Farm Machines
  • (b) Maintenance of Farm Machinery
    (i) Check water and oil levels regularly
    (ii) Carry out routine service
    (iii) Keep the machines clean, etc.
  • (a) Definition and Meaning of Farm Mechanisation
  • (b) Mechanised Agricultural Operations (Farm Activities Involving Machinery)
  • (c) Advantages and Disadvantages of Farm Mechanisation
  • (d) Limitation/Problems of Farm Mechanisation, e.g. Prospect of farm mechanisation
  • (a) Meaning of Farm Power
  • (b) Sources of Farm Power
  • (c) Advantages and Disadvantages of Each Source of Farm Power
  • Revision of work done in the current term

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1 Comment
  1. Shalom Durunna
    Shalom Durunna 3 years ago

    Thanks

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