SS2 Agricultural Science Scheme of Work for Second Term





  • Revision of work done in the previous term
  • (a) Meaning of Ornamental Plants
  • (b) Importance of Ornamental Plants
    (i) Screening and delineation
    (ii) Architectural beauty of buildings, etc.
  • (c) Common Types of Ornamental Plants
    (i) Various Ornamental Plants According to their Uses
    (ii) Sitings and Locations for Planting Each Type/Locations/Sitings and Types of Ornamental Plants Needed/Avenues – in front of buildings, etc.
  • (a) Methods of Propagation and Planting of Ornamental Plants
    (i) By seed – Raised in nurseries and transplanted
    (ii) Vegetative propagation – cutting, suckers, etc.
  • (b) Examples of Ornamental Plants Propagated through Each of the Methods
  • (c) Maintenance of Ornamental Plants
  • (a) Meaning of Disease
  • (b) General Effects of Disease on Crop Production
  • (c) Diseases of Major Crops
    (i) Cereals – smut, rice blast, etc.
    (ii) Legumes – cercospora leaf spot, rosette, etc.
    (iii) Beverages – cocoa black pod, coffee leaf rust etc.
    (iv) Tubers – cassava mosaic, bacterial leaf blight, etc.
    (v) Fruits – citrus Gummosis, Diebacks etc.
    (vi) Fibers – Black arm (bacterial blight of cotton), etc.
    (vii) Vegetables – root knot of tomato or okra, etc.
    (viii) Stored produce – mould, etc.
  • (a) Meaning of Pest
  • (b) Classification of Pests
    (i) Insect Pests
    (ii) Non-insect Pests
  • (c) Classification of Insect Pests based on Mouth Parts with Examples
    (i) Biting and chewing
    (ii) Piercing and sucking
    (iii) Boring
  • (d) Name and Description of Important Insect Pests of Crops
    (i) Cereals – stem borer, etc.
    (ii) Legume – pod borer, aphids, etc.
    (iii) Beverages – cocoa myriads (capsids), etc.
    (iv) Tubers – yam beetle, mealy bug, variegated grasshopper, etc.
    (v) Fibres – cotton strainers, bollworms, etc.
    (vi) Fruits and vegetables – grasshopper, leaf roller, leaf beetle, scale insects, etc.
  • (e) Other Important Pests (Non-insects Pests) e.g. birds, rodents, etc.
  • (f) Nature of Damage to Crops and Economic Importance of Each Selected Pest
  • (g) Broad Outline of the Biology of Selected Insect Pests
  • (h) Preventive and Control Measures – Cultural, biological, chemical, methods, quarantine methods
  • (i) Side Effects of the Various Preventive and Control Methods
    (i) Chemical – pollution, poisoning, etc.
    (ii) Biological – misbalancing of ecosystem, etc.
    (iii) Cultural Method – Harmful effect of burning, etc.
  • (j) Effects/Economic Importance of Pests
  • (a) Meaning of Weeds
  • (b) Types of Weeds – Common and Botanical Names
  • (c) Effects of Weeds on Crops and the Economy
  • (d) Characteristic Features of Weeds
  • (e) Methods of Controlling Weeds – Cultural, biological, chemical, physical and mechanical methods
  • (a) Definition of Farm Animals
  • (b) Types of Farm Animals e.g. cow, goat, fowl, sheep, rabbit, fish, etc.
  • (d) Classification of Farm Animals According to Habitat (Terrestrial, arboreal and aquatic, amphibians)
  • (e) Classification of Farm Animals According to Uses e.g. food, protection, pet, etc.
  • (a) Parts of Farm Animals e.g. fowl, goat or cow, fish, etc.
  • (b) Organs of Farm Animals like heart, liver, lungs, etc.
  • (c) Digestive System, Circulatory System and Respiratory System
  • (a) Meaning of Reproduction
  • (b) Roles of Hormones in the Reproduction of Animals
  • (c) Reproductive Systems of Animals, Mammals and Poultry
  • (d) Processes of Reproduction in (Mammals and Poultry)
  • (e) Egg Formation in Poultry
  • Revision of work done in Second Term

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