BASIC SCIENCE BASIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
WEEK 4 PRIMARY 6
TOPIC: Our Weather
Weather is the conditions or the state of the atmosphere with respect to heat or cold, wetness or dryness, calm or storm, clearness or cloudiness.
By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor):
identify and write simple weather symbols;
observe weather changes over a period of about three weeks;
use the weather symbols to keep records of weather changes;
prepare a weather chart.
The pupils are required to already have learnt in basic 4:
meaning of weather;
factors affecting weather;
The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:
A chart showing the weather conditions,
A chart showing the weather instruments;
Various sizes of cans,
Sheets of metal (aluminum)
Cutter, Wires, Stands,
Thermometer, Tracing paper,
A chat showing the weather symbols
METHOD OF TEACHING:
Field trip – excursion
Questions and answers
Scheme of Work
9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
Foundation of Basic Science and Technology
MacMillan Basic Science and Technology Book 6
All Relevant Materials
CONTENT OF THE LESSON
THE WEATHER CHART
Everyday before the morning assembly, record the wind direction, temperature, sunshine and rainfall in your school compound, for one month.
Use the weather symbols, like the one as presented below.
Enter your observations and results in your workbook.
To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:
To introduce the lesson, the teacher revises the previous lesson. Based on this, he/she asks the pupils some questions;
Guides pupils to improvise weather instruments;
Pupil’s Activities – Make improvise weather instruments.
Use the chart to guide the pupils to identify and draw weather symbols;
Pupil’s Activities – Draw weather symbols.
Guides pupils to: make weather observations; keep weather records;
Pupil’s Activities – Make a weather chart of their observations.
To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.
draw weather symbols;
keep weather records (using personal improvised rain gauge);
prepare a weather chart to cover a period of 3 weeks.