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 Standard Five

 

STANDARD FIVE

UNIT l.0: HUMAN BODY

TOPICS 1.1:

i) Breathing system
ii) Digestive system

1.2 Specific Objectives

By the end of this topic, the learner should be able to:
a) identify the main parts of the breathing system
b) state the functions of the parts of the breathing system
c) identify the main parts of the digestive system
d) state the functions of parts of the digestive system.

1.3 Content

1.3.1 Breathing system:
nose
trachea
bronchus
lungs
diaphragm

1.3.2 Functions of:
nose
trachea
lungs
diaphragm

1.3.3 Digestive system:
mouth (teeth and tongue)
oesophagus
stomach
small intestine
liver
pancreas
large intestine
rectum
anus

1.3.4 Functions of:

teeth
oesophagus
stomach
small intestine
large intestine

Hint: Functions of liver and pancreas- not required. Details of names, functions and process of enzymes also not required.

UNIT 2.0: HEALTH EDUCATION

TOPICS 2.1:

i) Proper use and storage of medicine
ii) Safety when handling chemicals
iii) Modes of transmission of HIV/AIDS
iv) Stages of development of HIV/AIDS

2.2 Specific Objectives

By the end of this topic, the learner should be able to:
a) describe the proper use and storage of medicine
b) describe safety measures when handling chemicals used in the home
c) identify the modes of transmission of HIV/AIDS
d) name the stages of development of HIV/AIDS.

2.3 Content

2.3.1 Proper use and storage of medicine.
2.3.2 Safety when handling chemicals used in the home.
2.3.3 Modes of transmission of HIV.
2.3.4 Stages of HIV/AIDS development.

UNIT 3.0:

TOPICS 3.1:

PLANTS

i) Classification of plants
ii) Functions of external parts of a plant.
iii) Types of roots

3.2 Specific Objectives

By the end of this topic, the learner should be able to:
a) classify plants into green and non- green plants
b) classify plants into flowering and non-flowering plants
c) state the functions of the' external parts of a plant
d) identify different types of roots.

3.3 Content

3.3.1. Classification of plants into:

green and non-green plants -
flowering and non-flowering plants

3.3.2 . Functions of external parts of a plant
? (root, stem, leaf; flower, fruit)
3.3.3 Types of roots (tap roots, fibrous roots)

Hints: Structure and biological names of specific plants not required.

UNIT 4.0: WEATHER

TOPIC 4.1: Weather instruments

4.2 Specific Objectives

By the end of this topic, the learner should be able to:
a) identify different weather instruments
b) state the use of different weather instruments
c) construct and use different weather instruments.

4.3 Content

4.3.1 Different weather instruments and their uses

raingauge
windvane
windsock
liquid and air thermometers

4.3.2 Making the different weather Instruments

4.3.3 Using weather instruments

UNIT 5.0: ANIMALS

TOPIC 5.2: Classifying animals

5.3 Content

5.3.1 Meaning of:

vertebrates
invertebrates

5.3.2 Specific Objectives

By the end of this topic, the learner should be able to:

a) explain the meaning of vertebrates and invertebrates
b) classify vertebrates and give examples of each group
c) observe and list some characteristics of the groups of vertebrates.
d) name some common invertebrates.

5.3.3 Main characteristics of each group of vertebrates

amphibians
fish
reptiles
birds
mammals

5.3.4 Common invertebrates

invertebrates such as insects, ticks,
spiders, mites, worms, snails, slugs,
millipedes, centipedes and crabs

Hint: Details of classification, biological names, other classes of invertebrates and their examples, internal structure, life cycle and modes of life not required.

UNIT 6.0: SOIL

TOPICS: 6.1

i) Soil texture
ii) preparation of soil

6.2 specific objectives

By the end of this topic, the learner should be able to:

i) explain the terms soil texture
ii) investigate the physical properties of soil

6.3 Content

6.3.1 Soil texture
fine/smooth such as clay
coarse / rough such as sand

6.3.2 physical properties of soil
drainage / water retention
capillarity ( rising up of water in the soil)

Hint: reasons for the rising not required

UNIT 7.0: FOODS AND NUTRITION

TOPICS 7.1:

i)     Nutrients in food
ii)     Nutrient deficiency diseases

7.2     Specific Objectives

By the end of this topic, the learner should be able to:
a)     state nutrients found in food
h)     state the importance of water and fibre in a diet
c)     identify some nutritional deficiency diseases, their causes, signs, symptoms and their prevention.

7.3     Content

7.31 Nutrients found in food
     carbohydrates
     fats and oils
    proteins
     vitamins
     minerals

7.3.2     Importance of water and fibre in a diet

7.3.3     Nutritional deficiency diseases
     Kwashiorkor
     Marasmus
     Anaemia
    Rickets

UNIT 8.0: ENERGY

TOPICS 8.1:

i)     Sound
ii)     Heat

8.2     Specific Objectives

By the end of this topic, (he learner should be able to:
a)     identify different types of sound
b)     demonstrate pollution from sound
c)     state the effects of pollution from sound
d)     investigate methods of heat transfer
e)     classify good and poor conductors of heat and their uses.

8.3     Content

8.3.1     Types of sound
            loud and soft

8.3.2     Pollution from sound (noise)

    effects such as damaging the eardrum and irritation

8.3.3     heat transfer
     conduction
    convection
     radiation     

8.3.4     Good and poor conductors of heat

8.3.5     Uses of good and poor conductors of  heat

UNITS 9.0 PROPERTIES OF MATTER

TOPICS 9.1:

i) States of matter
ii) -Characteristics of matter

iii) Effects of heat on matter

9.2 Specific Objectives

By the end of this topic, the learner should be able to;
a) list the states of matter
b) identify characteristics of matter
c) investigate effects of heat on matter
a) measure temperature in degrees Celsius (0C)

9.3 Content

9.3.1 States of matter

solid
liquid
gas

9.3.2 . Characteristics of matter

shape
volume
mass

9.3.3 Effects of heat on matter - increasing and decreasing temperature.
change of state

(solid - liquid - gas)

melting
evaporation
condensation
freezing
expansion and contraction of matter

9.3.4 Measurement of temperature in degrees celsius (?C)

TOPIC 10.1: Balancing

10.2 Specific Objectives

By the end of this topic, the learner should be able to:
a) balance another pupil at different points on a see-saw
b) make and use a simple beam balance.

10.3 CONTENT

10.3.1 Balancing on a see-saw.
10.3.2 Making and using a simple beam
balance to compare mass of different materials.