Basic Science and Technology is a subject taught at the elementary stages in Primary schools in Nigeria. For the sake of this post, we shall be focusing on the curriculum or better put, the primary 2 scheme of work for Basic Science/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.
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 2 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 2 first term, is a continuation from the scheme of work for Basic Science in Primary school, the scheme of pwork otherwise known as Curriculum has been systematically arranged for ease of progression and proper understanding for students in PRIMARY 2. 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 practicals, 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.
For example, the scheme of work for Basic Science PRIMARY 2 (Primary school two) 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 is 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 2 first term, second term and third term.
For those interested in starting up a school either in Lagos, Abuja, 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 2 first term cover topics and sub topics on: Plants in the school compound (b) identification of plant in the school compound, common uses of plants in the locality, common uses of plants in the locality and harmful substances i.e effects of harmful substance on the body (ii) how to avid harmful substances. Please see full details towards the end of this post.
Basic Science scheme of work for Primary 2nd term cover topics and sub topics on the followings; Forms of energy, Things that float and sink in water, meaning and types of soil, Things that can be mixed with water and things that cannot be mixed with water. kindly scroll down to see details in full.
Basic Science/Technology scheme of work for primary 2 third term cover topics on the five sense of organs, importance of sense organs, preparation of clay for molding (b) stages of using and preserving, molding objects with clay, plants as living things(b)observing features of animals, simple machine: (a)meaning (b)uses of simple machine. The full curriculum for Basic Science primary 2 third term has been provided in a listed format below.
Please note that the full scheme of work for Basic Science In primary 2 (1st term to 3rd 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 2 Scheme of Work for Basic Science and Technology
What You Stand To Gain From This Post
- You will have in your possession, Basic Science scheme of work for primary 2 (first term)
- The approved primary 2 Basic Science scheme of work for second term.
- The government approved Basic Science scheme of work for primary 2 (Third term)
Basic Science/Technology Scheme of Work for Primary 2 – FIRST TERM
Week 1 – Plants in the school compound (b) identification of plant in the school compound.
Week 2 – (a) parts of plant (b)feature of plants ie shape,size,color and texture
Week 3 – Common uses of plants in the locality.
Week 4 – Identification of animals in the school compound (b)features of the animals and where they were found in the school compound(c)behavior of animals.
Week 5 – Animals and road safety
Week 6 – (i) harmful substances i.e effects of harmful substance on the body(ii)how to avid harmful substances.
Week 8 – (a) Meaning of rest and sleep (b) importance of rest and sleep to our body.
Week 9 – (a) Meaning of computer (b) features of computer parts eg. System unit and keyboard etc.
Week 10 – (a) Things that float in the air, paper, kite, balloon etc.
(b) Objects that dissolves in water eg sugar,salt etc.
(c) Things that can be mixed with water.
(d) Things that cannot be mixed with water
Week 11 – (a) Basic skill in basketball (b) Safety rules in basketball
Week 12 – Exams
Week 13 – Compilation of result/closing.
Basic Science/Technology Scheme of Work for Primary 2 – SECOND TERM
Week 1 – Revision of last term’s work
Week 2 – Soil: meaning and types of soil eg. clay, sandy, loamy(b) properties of soil types
Week 3 – Things that float and sink in water.
week 4 – (a) colours (b) types of colours.
week 5 – (a)importance of colours
Week 6 – (a) Forms of energy (b)sound of energy
week 7 – (a) Basic skill in swimming (b) Safety rules in swimming.
Week 8 – Water:(a) meaning of water (b) sources of water (c) uses of water (d)importance of water.
week 9 – Method of purifying water:(a)By filtration (b) by boiling (C) by using chemical (d)by sieving.
week 10 – Movement of patterns:(a)shooting and heading (b)bending and stretching
Week 11 – Revision
Week 12 – Examination.
Week 13 – Compilation of result/closing.
Basic Science/Technology Scheme of Work for Primary 2 – THIRD TERM
Week 1 – Revision
Week 2 – The five sense of organs (b) importance of sense organs
Week 3 – (a) preparation of clay for molding (b) stages of using and preserving
(c)molding objects with clay
week 4 – (a)plants as living things(b)observing features of animals
week 5 – Simple machine: (a)meaning (b)uses of simple machine
Week 6 – Pollution: (a) meaning of pollution (b)types of pollution
week 7 – First aid box: (meaning of first aid box (b) the conditions that require first aid (c)content of first aid box.
week 8 – Conditions necessary for seed (crop)germination and growth
week 9 – Meaning of I.T devices eg. G. S.M phones (b) parts of common I.T devices (c) uses of common I.T devices.
week 10 – (a)Long jump basic skill (b)safety rules in long jump.
Week 11 – (a)High jump basic skill (b)safety rules in high jump
Week 12 – Examination.
week 13 – Compilation of result/closing
Hope this is well understood? if you have any questions as regards primary 2 scheme of work for Basic Science and Technology can be directed to us via the comment section below and we shall respond accordingly.
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