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 Standard Six

 

STANDARD SIX

UNIT 1.0: HUMAN.BODY

TOPICS 1.1:

i) Reproductive System
ii) Physical changes during adolescence

1.2 Specific Objectives

By the end of this topic, the learner should be able to:
a) identify some parts of the reproductive system
b) state functions of some parts of the reproductive system
c) describe physical changes during adolescence.

1.3 Content

1.3.1 Parts of the reproductive system

female (ovary, oviduct, uterus, vagina)
male (testis, urethra, penis

1.3.2 Functions of some parts of the reproductive system
1.3.3 Changes during adolescence

* physical changes

UNIT 2.0: HEALTH EDUCATION

TOPICS 2.1:

i) Common communicable diseases
ii) HIV testing

2.2 Specific Objectives

By the end of this topic, the learner should be able to:
a) describe causes, signs, symptoms
and prevention of common communicable diseases
b) describe the immunization schedule for infants
c) identify other immunizable diseases
d) state the importance of HIV testing;
e) state the effects of HIV/AIDS infection on an individual, family and nation.

2.3 Content

2.3.1 Common communicable diseases

tuberculosis
malaria

2.3.2 Immunization schedule for infants
2.3.3 Other immunizable diseases
2.3.4 Importance of HIV testing
2.3.5 Effects of HIV/AIDS infection on an individual, family and nation.

Hint: For immunizable diseases, details of the causes, signs and symptoms are not required.

UNIT 3.0: PLANTS

TOPIC 3.1: Growth and reproduction in plants

3.2 Specific Objective

By the end of this topic the learner should be able to:
a) draw and label parts of a flower
b) describe pollination and fertilization
c) draw and label parts of a seed
d) investigate conditions necessary for germination.

3.3 Content

3.3.1 Parts of a flower
3.3.2 Pollination
meaning, types and agents
3.3.3 Fertilization meaning and fusion

3.3.4 Parts of a seed

monocot seed
dicot seed

3.3.5 Conditions necessary for germination

UNIT 4.0: WEATHER AND THE SOLAR SYSTEM

TOPIC 4.1: Solar system

4.2 Specific Objectives

By the end of this topic, the learner should be able to:
a) name the nine planets in the solar system
b) model the solar system.

4.3 Content

4.3.1 Solar system (the nine planets and the sun)

UNIT 5.0: ANIMALS

TOPIC 5.1: Animal feeding

5.2 Specific Objectives

By the end of this topic, the learner should be able to:-
a) identify types of feeds for livestock
b) describe (he different grazing methods
c) list the composition of a balanced diet in animal feeding.

5.3 Content

5.3.1 Animal feeding

types of animal feeds such as pastures, fodder crops, commercial feeds/concentrates

5.3.2 Methods of grazing

rotational grazing (strip,
paddocking, tethering)
zero grazing/stall feeding
herding

5.33 Constituents of a balanced diet

carbohydrates
proteins
fats and oils
minerals
vitamins
water

UNIT 6.0: WATER

TOPIC 6.1: Water borne diseases

6.2 Specific Objectives

By the end of this topic, the learner should be able to:
a) explain meaning of water borne diseases
b) name some water borne diseases
c) list the causes, signs and symptoms for some water borne diseases
d) describe preventive measures for some water borne diseases.

6.3 Content

6.3.1 Meaning of water borne diseases
6.3.2 Water borne diseases

Cholera
Typhoid
Bilharzia

Hint: Cause to be confined to tiny living things in water. General and specific names of causative agents not required.
Life cycle of the fluke is also not required.

6.3.3 Signs and symptoms of water borne diseases
6.3.4 Preventive measures for some water home diseases such as

boiling water
proper treatment of water
wearing protective clothing when

handling stagnant water

proper sanitation
proper hygiene

UNIT 7.0: SOIL

TOPIC 7.1: Soil erosion

7.2 Specific Objectives

By the; end of (his topic, the learner should be able to:
a) explain soil erosion and its agents
b) identify types of soil erosion.

7.3 Content

7.3.1 Meaning of soil erosion

7.3.2Agents of soil erosion
Wind
water

7.3.3 Types of soil erosion

splash
sheet
rill
gulley

UNIT 8.0: FOODS AND NUTRITION

TOPIC 8.1: Food preservation

8.2 Specific Objective

By the end of this topic, the learner should be able to describe traditional
and modern methods of preserving food.

8.3 Content

8.3.1 Traditional and modem methods of preserving food

smoking
drying
use of low temperatures
canning
use of honey
salting
proper storage

UNIT 9.0: ENERGY

TOPIC 9.1: Light

9.2 Specific Objectives

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

a) describe how light travels
b) identify transparent, translucent and opaque materials
c) demonstrate reflection of light
d) investigate refraction of light.

9.3 Content

9.3.1 low light travels.
9.3.2 Transparent, translucent and opaque materials.
9.3.3 Reflection of light.
9.3.4 Reflecting light using a source of light and a smooth shiny surface.
9.3.5 Refraction of light.
9.3.6 Apparent bending of light in air and water (using a ruler or pencil).
9.3.7 Demonstrating making a rainbow.

Hint: Names of rays and angles not required.

UNIT 10.0:

PROPERTIES OF MATTER

TOPIC 10.1: Composition of air

10.2 Specific Objectives

By the end of this topic, the learner should be able to:
a) name the components of air
b) state some uses of air.

10.3 Content

10.3.1 Composition of air

Nitrogen - 78%
Oxygen - 21 %
Carbon dioxide- 0.03%
Inert gases - 0.97%

10.3.2 Uses of air

Oxygen (breathing, burning, germination)
Carbon dioxide (making plant food,
preserving soft drinks, fire
extinguisher - putting out fires,)
Nitrogen (used by legumes to make
proteins)
Inert gases (in electric bulbs and tubes)

UNIT 11.0: MAKING WORK EASIER

TOPICS 11.1:

i) Movement
ii) Force

11.2 Specific Objectives

By the end of this topic, the learner should be able to:
a) move objects and stop moving
objects
b) state what a force is

11.3 Content

U.3.1 Movement

moving objects
stopping objects from moving

11,3.2 Force

meaning of force
units of force (Newton)

Hint: Calculations not required