BASIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
THEME – LIVING AND NON LIVING THINGS
PREVIOUS LESSON – Air Exists (Existence of Air) Primary 1 (Basic 1)
TOPIC – AIR OCCUPIES SPACE
1. Introductory Activities
2. Air Occupies Space
3. Lesson Evaluation and Weekly Assessment (Test)
By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and should be able to –
demonstrate that air occupies space using balloons.
Balloons and balls
The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:
Balloon and balloon
METHOD OF TEACHING
Choose a suitable and appropriate methods for the lessons.
Note – Irrespective of choosing methods of teaching, always introduce an activities that will arouse pupil’s interest or lead them to the lessons.
1. Scheme of Work
2. 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
3. Course Book
4. All Relevant Material
5. Online Information
Copy as I write or draw as I write. This instruction should be given when you need the pupils to write or draw.
CONTENT OF THE LESSON
LESSON 1 – INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITIES
Teacher’s Activities – Give the girls balloons and balls to the boys. Ask them,
- what is the content of the balloons and balls?
- release the air inside the balloons and the balls, discuss the difference.
Pupil’s Activities – The balloon and the ball contain AIR.
Teacher’s remark – Air occupies space. The balloon and the ball expand with air while reduce without air.
LESSON 2 – INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITIES
Teacher’s Activities – Get an empty bottle with a bowl of water and guide the pupils on the following instructions –
1. Put the a small bottle upside down into a bowl of water. What do you notice.
2. Gently turn the mouse of the bottle towards the water surface. What do you notice?
Pupil’s Activities – Active participation and response to teacher’s questions.
Expected response –
1. Water cannot fill the bottle.
2. There is bubbles as the water is filling the bottles.
Teacher’s Questions – A great cheer for active participation. Ask the pupils to –
- explain why water cannot enter inside the bottle.
Note – Give the pupils hints.
Pupil’s Answers –
- Water cannot enter inside the bottle because there is air inside the bottle.
- No, the bottle is not empty.
Teacher’s remark – Air occupies space.
To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:
1. To introduce the lesson, the teacher revises the previous lesson. Based on this, he/she asks the pupils some questions;
2. Demonstrates that air occupies space by inflating balloons.
Pupil’s Activities – Inflate balloons, polythene bags, etc.
3. Summarizes the lesson on the board.
Pupil’s Activities – Copy as the teacher writes.
To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.
Ask pupils to demonstrate that air occupies space.