• Class: Primary 3
  • Term: 2nd Term
  • Week: 3
  • Age: 8 years
  • Period:
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Date:
  • Subject: Pre Vocational Studies
  • Curriculum Theme: Agricultural Science
  • Topic: Body Building Food
  • Content: Meaning Of Protein, Social activities: Body Building Food

Specific Objectives:
By the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to:

  • Cognitive Domain:
  • Define protein.
  • List two examples of body-building foods.
  • Affective Domain:
  • Recognize the importance of consuming body-building foods for growth and health.
  • Psychomotor Domain:
  • Demonstrate proper pronunciation of the term “protein.”
  • Social Domain:
  • Participate actively in group discussions about body-building foods.

Reference Materials:

  • 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
  • Abuja Educational Resource Centre Scheme of work
  • NAPPS National Unified Scheme of Work
  • Online Information
  • Textbooks

Instructional Materials:

  • Charts illustrating protein sources
  • Pictures of body-building foods
  • Whiteboard and markers
  • Flashcards with the term “protein” written

Rationale for the Lesson:
Understanding the concept of protein and body-building foods is crucial for children’s growth and development. It lays the foundation for making informed dietary choices.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:
Students should have basic knowledge of different food groups.


Content Development: Body Building Food – Protein

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeaching StrategyTeacher’s ActivityPupils’ ActivityLearning Point
Introduction 5 minsQuestion and AnswerBrainstormingAsk students what they know about protein and body-building foods.Share their thoughts and ideas.Activate prior knowledge.
Meaning of Protein 5 minsLecture and DiscussionExplanationDefine protein and discuss its importance in the body. Show pictures of protein-rich foods.Listen and ask questions.Understand the concept of protein.
Social Activity 10 minsGroup DiscussionGroup WorkDivide students into groups. Each group lists two examples of body-building foods.Discuss and compile the list.Identify examples of body-building foods.
Class Activity 5 minsRole PlayDemonstrationUse flashcards to demonstrate the correct pronunciation of the term “protein.”Repeat the pronunciation.Learn the correct pronunciation of “protein.”
Note Taking 5 minsWriting Guided PracticeProvide students with written notes summarizing the main points.Copy important information.Summarize the lesson for future reference.
Evaluation 5 minsQuestion and AnswerQuizAsk questions related to the definition of protein and examples of body-building foods.Answer questions individually.Assess comprehension.
Conclusion 5 minsRecapDiscussionSummarize the key points of the lesson. Emphasize the importance of body-building foods.Share insights from the discussion.Reinforce the significance of a balanced diet.

Classroom Note:


Protein is a essential nutrient that plays a crucial role in the growth, repair, and maintenance of tissues in our bodies.

Examples of body-building food:

  1. Eggs:
    • Eggs are a rich source of high-quality protein, containing essential amino acids necessary for growth and repair.
  2. Milk:
    • Milk is a good source of protein, calcium, and other nutrients vital for bone development and overall growth.
  3. Chicken:
    • Chicken is a lean meat that provides ample protein, promoting muscle development and overall health.
  4. Beans:
    • Beans, including kidney beans, black beans, and lentils, are excellent plant-based sources of protein and fiber.
  5. Fish:
    • Fish, such as salmon or tuna, is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and protein, supporting both brain development and muscle growth.

Importance Of Including Body Building Food In Our Diet

  1. Muscle Growth and Repair:
    • Body-building foods provide essential proteins that are crucial for the growth and repair of muscles.
  2. Overall Growth and Development:
    • These foods contain essential nutrients like vitamins and minerals that contribute to overall growth.
  3. Immune System Support:
    • Body-building foods boost the immune system, helping the body defend against illnesses and infections.
  4. Energy Production:
    • Nutrient-rich body-building foods contribute to the production of energy.
  5. Healthy Bones and Teeth:
    • Many body-building foods, such as dairy products, contain calcium and other minerals vital for the development of strong and healthy bones and teeth.


  1. What is the definition of protein?
  2. Can you name two examples of body-building foods?

Note to Teachers:
Customize the lesson content, teaching methods, and pupil activities to suit your teaching style, curriculum, and available resources.

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Last Update: January 17, 2024