· Theme: Investigating Living Things
· Learning Area: Interaction Among Living Things
· Learning Objective: Understanding the responsibility of human beings in protecting endangered
By the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to:
· explain why certain animals or plants are facing the threat of extinction;
· suggest ways to prevent animals and plants from extinction.
·give reasons why animals or plants are facing the threat of extinction.
·suggest ways to prevent animals and plants from extinction.
· Observing, classifying, making inferences, interpreting data, making conclusions, comparing and contrasting.
Vocabulary/ New Words:
· Breeding, Centre, choking, conserving, environmental, excessive, extinct, extinction, fauna, Federation, flora, harvested, harvesters, illegal, issues, logging, penalties, poached, protecting, replant, set up, threat, threatened, Turtle, Wildlife
· Having an interest in and curiosity about the environment.
· Being diligent and persevering.
· Realising that science is a means to understand nature.
· Thinking rationally
· Analysing the things around us
Point(s) to Note:
Play the introduction component. Show pictures of some animals and plants that are endangered. Ask pupils why certain animals and plants are facing the threat of extinction? Prompt pupils to give reasons why they are facing threat of extinction. Ask pupils to suggest ways to prevent animals and plants from extinction.
Play the content 1 component. Guide pupils to understand that human activities such as development, hunting and logging have caused animals and plants to be extinct. Based on the video, pupils are asked to give details on how development, hunting and logging affect the natural habitat of animals and plants and cause them to face the threat of extinction.
Component: Content 1
Ask the pupils to suggest ways to prevent animals and plants from extinction. List down the points one by one. Play the content 2 component. Prompt pupils to understand there are five ways to prevent animals and plants from extinction. The five ways are campaigning against excessive logging, educating the public, avoiding consumption of products made from endangered species, enforcing the law and regulations, and setting up protection centres.
Component: Content 2
Drag and drop to match the correct answer. Pupils are required to pair the words on the left with the meaning of words on the right.
There are five questions in this component covering the learning outcomes. Questions 1 to 3 are objective questions. Q4 is a drag and drop activity. Pupils drag and drop the correct answers for the questions. Q5 consists of true or false questions. Pupils need to identify whether the statements are true or false.
Use evaluation that will assess the pupils’ understanding of the lesson.
Give idea and the aim of WWF on protecting the endangered species.
Ask pupils to conduct a study on the World Wildlife Federation(WWF)
· What is the purpose of this organisation?
· What are the objectives of this organisation?
· How does it affect the nature and the environment of the world?
Conclude the lesson by playing this component to further reinforce understanding of the lesson. Teacher explains why certain animals or plants are facing the threat of extinction. Suggest ways to prevent animals and plants from extinction.