Basic Science/Technology Scheme of Work for Primary 4 (First Term – Third Term)

Basic Science and Technology is a subject taught at at all levels in Primary schools in Nigeria. For the sake of this post, we shall be focusing on the curriculum or better put, the primary 4 scheme of work for Basic Science and Technology with regards to the government approved scheme of work for the subject from first term to third term.

What is Basic Science and Technology? This is a subject taught in Primary school level that cuts across other science related subjects which deals with the theoretical and practical study of living organisms. It cuts across subjects like home economics and a bit of social studies.

Basic Science/Technology Scheme of Work for Primary 4 (First Term - Third Term) 1

This post will intimate educationists as regards the government approved scheme of work for Basic Science and technology (in Primary school 2, that is, primary 4 first term, second term and third term. It provides in clear terms, what is expected by NCE as a body in preparing pupils for Basic Science in their National Common Entrance Examination (NCE).

Ideally, the scheme of work for Basic Science for primary 4 first term, is a continuation from the scheme of work for Basic Science in Primary school, the scheme of work otherwise known as Curriculum has been systematically arranged for ease of progression and proper understanding for students in primary 4. There has to be a flow, that is, a continuation from the previous class in order for students to better understand the subject.

Inline with the directive from the ministry of education, it is adamant that all Primary schools in Nigeria operate using the same scheme of work whether it is a private primary school or public (government owned) primary school. The ministry of education in order to align with the demands of NCE as a body, makes compulsory the submission of the government approved scheme of work for all subjects offered in primary schools as parts of the requirements for approving the operation or license to run a primary school in Nigeria.

What a scheme of work is? Simply, a scheme of work is defined as a guideline that defines the contents and structure of academic subjects. The scheme of work for primary schools in Nigeria, whether public or private primary schools, maps out in clear terms, how the topics and subtopics for a particular subject, group works and practical, discussions and assessment strategies, tests, quizzes, homework and even up to midterm breaks for the academic session ought to be structured in order to fit in perfectly, the approved academic activities for the session.

To further emphasize the importance of this document, the scheme of work is the complete guide on all academic activities enforced by the Federal government of Nigeria through the ministry of education on all Primary schools in Nigeria as it relates not just to the subjects but the academic session as a whole. It is used to ensure that the learning purposes, aims and objectives of the subject meant for that class are successfully achieved.

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For example, the scheme of work for Basic Science primary 4 (Primary school four) is the same for both private and public Primary schools in Nigeria, that is, the scheme of work for a private school is the same with that of public or government owned primary schools, principals and teachers in secondary schools in Nigeria are to adhere to the approved scheme of work as mandated by the ministry of education as a move against this could spell sanctions from the government.

From our observations, the search for the government approved curriculum or scheme of work for Basic Science/Technology in primary schools has been on the rise, reason being that it is one of the most important subjects offered in Primary schools in Nigeria. It may not form as an admission requirements for admission into any higher institution in Nigeria but it has the basic topics and sub topics that can form the foundation for students who will eventually be science inclined in future.

This blog post is a bit lengthy because it provide in full details, as regards the current curriculum for Basic Science/technology for the complete session that is, 1st term, 2nd term and 3rd term, and this includes the government approved scheme of work for all topics and sub-topics for Basic Science for primary 4 first term, second term and third term.

For those interested in starting up a school either in Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Ekiti, Port-harcourt, Imos, Delta state, Akwa Ibom, Kano or any state in Nigeria, it would be wise to go through the government approved guidelines for establishing a primary school in Nigeria as this would guide you through the process and give you first hand information on all requirements that must be put in place before your school can be approved or termed Government Approved.

Basic Science technology scheme of work for Primary 4 first term cover topics and sub topics on: Types of changes: (a) temporary (reversible) change (b) permanent (irreversible) change, Human body:- What to do to take care of parts of the human body, Meaning of computer, Meaning and importance of technology, Weather: (a) meaning of weather (b) factors affecting weather, grouping the content of first aid (b) component of first aid, Hardware components and software components. Please see full details towards the end of this post.

Basic Science scheme of work for Primary 4 Second term cover topics and sub topics on the followings; Changes in plants e.g. Leaf-fall, flower and fruits etc. Changes in animals: (i) names of the young ones of animals (ii) life cycles of insects, other growth or development charges, insects, Other growth or development changes. The teeth, tongue and lips, Accidents: (a) causes of accident (6) prevention of accident, Meaning of road safety and advantages and disadvantages of road safety meaning of data information. Kindly scroll down to see details in full.

Basic Science/Technology scheme of work for primary 4 third term cover topics on Water-sources of water, Differentiating water from other liquids (C) Evaporation (a) condensation (e) freezing. Week 3 covers topics on Water cycle (b) Rain formation while the fourth week covers topics on meaning the volume of liquid in mm3 cm2 road safety guidelines for: (i) Pedestrians (ii) cyclists (iii) motorcyclists (iv) animals (v) consequences of  not observing road Safety guidelines. The full curriculum for Basic Science primary 4 third term has been provided in a listed format below.

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Please note that the full scheme of work for Basic Science In primary 4 from first term to third term provided here are the currently government approved scheme of work applicable to all Primary schools in Nigeria irrespective of whether it is private or public secondary school, so you can trust the source of the information.

Primary 4 Basic Science/Technology Scheme of Work

What You Stand To Gain from This Post

  • You will have in your possession, Basic Science scheme of work for primary 4 (first term)
  • The approved primary 4 Basic Science scheme of work for second term.
  • The government approved Basic Science scheme of work for primary 4 (Third term)

Pry 4 Basic Science/Technology Scheme of Work (FIRST TERM)

Week 1: Revision of last term work
Week 2: Types of changes: (a) temporary (reversible) change (b) permanent (irreversible) change
Week 3: Human body:- What to do to take care of parts of the human body
Week 4: Meaning of computer
Week 5: Meaning and importance of technology
Week 6: Weather: (a) meaning of weather (b) factors affecting weather
(a) grouping the content of first aid (b) component of first aid
Week 7: Hardware components and software components
(a) Meaning and types of hardware
(b) Meaning and types of software
Week 8: Products of technology
Week 9: Weather instrument: (a) weather record (b) weather symbol (c) records
Week 10: Uses of the materials in the first aid box
Week 11:  Loco-motors and non-locomotors
Week 12: Examination/closing

Basic Science/Technology Scheme of Work For Primary 4 (SECOND TERM)

Week 1: Revision of last term work
Week 2: Changes in plants e.g. Leaf-fall, flower and fruits etc.
Week 3: Changes in animals: (b) names of the young ones of animals (p) life cycles of insects, other growth or development charges, insects, Other growth or development changes
Week 4: The teeth, tongue and lips
Week 5: Accidents: (a) causes of accident (6) prevention of accident

Week 6: Meaning of road safety and advantages and disadvantages of road safety (b) road safety measures
Week 7: Meaning of booting (D) types of booting (9 the step for booting
Week 8: Data information: (a) meaning of data information (b) source of information (c) Computer as IPD system
Week 9: Concept of shape construction (b) materials use for shape construction e.g. wood, metal and paper (c) cutting tools Used in shape construction e.g. Chisel, ships, Scissors and saw etc.
Week 10: Types of middle and long distance race:
(a) Middle distance (800m, 1500m
(b) Long distance races (300m, steeple chase 500m)
Week 11: Skill in middle and long distance race
Week 12: Revision
Week 13: Examination and closing

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Primary 4 Basic Science/Technology Scheme of Work (THIRD TERM)

Week 1: Revision of last term’s work
Week 2: Water-sources of water (b) Differentiating water from other liquids (C) Evaporation (a) condensation (e) freezing
Week 3: Water cycle (b) Rain formation
Week 4: Meaning the volume of liquid in mm3 cm2 road safety guidelines for:
(i) Pedestrians (ii) cyclists (iii) motorcyclists (iv) animals (v) consequences of  not observing road Safety guidelines.
Week 5: General crashes and road traffic crashes (b) distinguish between general Crash and road traffic crashes (G) medicine vigilance (to be aware of any adverse reactions when medicine is taken)
Week 6: IT-Information and communications technology (b) IT-gadgets: (i) Computer ii) Mobile phone (iii) remote control (iv) V-sat dish (v) DVD etc
Week 7: Operating common IT-gadgets (i) computer (ii), GSM phone (iii) Remote
Control
Week 8: Meaning of vehicle (a) different types of vehicles (i) bicycle (i) Motor cycle (iii) Car (iv) Bus (v) Truck/trailer
week 9: External parts of vehicle: (b) uses, and disadvantages of vehicle

Week 10: Uses of energy e.g. To work (b) sources or energy e.g. Sun, tide and wave fuels wind and water
Week 11: Basket skill:- (a) forward, guards, centre pass, jump ball, dribbling, passing, shooting, debouching (b) volley ball e.g. Serving, passing, scoring
Week 11: Revision
Week 12: Examination/closing

I hope this adds up? any questions on primary 4 scheme of work for Basic Science/Technology should be directed to us via the comment section below and we shall respond accordingly.

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