BASIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
THEME – LEARNING ABOUT OUR ENVIRONMENT
PREVIOUS LESSON – Measurement of Length and Mass – Length (Primary 3)
TOPIC – MEASUREMENT OF LENGTH AND MASS – LENGTH
1. Instruments for Measuring Mass
2. Unit of Measuring Mass
3. Measuring Mass
By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and should be able to –
1. name the instrument for measuring mass.
2. compare masses of objects using the balance provided.
3. state the metric units of mass.
Tape rule, ruler, etc.
The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:
1. A chart on standard unit of mass
2. Lever arm balance
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
CONTENT OF THE LESSON
LESSON ONE – INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITIES
Teacher’s/Pupil’s Activities – Displays different instruments for measuring mass for pupils to identify and ask them to state their uses.
Teacher’s Activities – Note the pupils points on the board or cardboard.
INSTRUMENTS FOR MEASURING MASS
1. Body weight or bathroom scale
2. Kitchen scale
3. Spring scale
TRADITIONAL MEASURING INSTRUMENTS
Teacher’s Pupil’s Activities – Asks pupils to mention other things we can use for measuring mass of the above mentioned are not available.
2. Plastic cup
3. Container, etc.
USES OF INSTRUMENTS FOR MEASURING LENGTHS
Pupil’s Activities – They are all used for measuring mass of an object, for example – body, food items, iron, aluminum, plastic, etc.
LESSON EVALUATION/HOME WORK
1. Find out 5 things we measured with weight scale, kitchen scale or spring scale.
2. Find out 5 people that used body weight scale, kitchen scale or spring scale.
LESSON TWO – UNITS OF MEASURING MASS AND MEASURING OF MASS OF OBJECTS OR BODY
Teacher’s/Pupil’s – Asks pupils to examine measuring instruments – body weight scale, kitchen scale or spring scale and tell you the alphabetical letter on the scale.
Records their observations.
UNITS OF MEASURING LENGTH
1. Gram – g
2. Kilogram – kg
MEASURING OF LENGTH
Teacher’s/Pupil’s Activities – Measuring the length of
1. Body of their body –
3. 4 satchels of pure water, etc.
MEANING OF MASS
Teacher’s/Pupil’s Activities – Guides the pupils to explain what mass means.
Mass is the amount of matter in the body or objects. It is also known as weight.
Use your hands to determine the objects that has more weight or mass than the other.
Notes, the objects provided must has a close mass.
To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:
1. Guides pupils to record their weights.
Pupil’s Activities – Working in pairs, pupils record their weights.
2. Uses the chart to teach pupils the metric units of mass.
3. Initiates class discussion on standard instruments for measuring mass.
Pupils Activities – Identify and apply the units of measurement.
4. Guides pupils to estimate masses of objects in the classroom.
5. Guides the pupils to use of lever arm balance and bathroom scale.
Pupil’s Activities – Use balance to estimate the masses of objects in the classroom.
- To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.
1. name two instruments for measuring mass.
2. state the metric units of mass.
3. use different mass instruments to estimate the masses of objects in the classroom and record their findings.