By the end of the topic, the learner should be able to:
(a) Use the magnifying lens to observe the external features of plants and animals.
(b) Record observations of the main external characteristics of living organisms,preserved specimens and photographs.
(c) State the necessity and significance of classification.
(d) Name the major units of classification.
(e) State the application of binomial nomenclature in naming organisms.Practical activities
•Use of collecting nets, cutting instruments and hand lens.
•Collection and detailed examination of external features of:
Animals such as arthropods and chordates.
Plants - rhizoids, root systems (taproot, fibrous and adventitious),stems and leaves.