• Class: Primary 3
  • Term: 2nd Term
  • Week: 9
  • Age: 8 years
  • Period:
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Date:
  • Subject: Basic Science Technology
  • Curriculum Theme: Basic Technology
  • Topic: Energy
  • Content: Electrical Energy – Definition, Sources, and Uses of Electrical Energy

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

  • Cognitive Domain: Define electrical energy, list sources, and mention uses.
  • Affective Domain: Appreciate the importance of electrical energy in daily life.
  • Psychomotor Domain: Demonstrate safe handling of simple electrical devices.
  • Social Domain: Discuss the impact of electrical energy on social activities.

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:

  • Pictures of electrical devices
  • Simple electrical devices (if available)
  • Chart illustrating sources and uses of electrical energy
  • Marker board and markers

Rationale for the Lesson:
Understanding electrical energy is crucial as it powers various devices in our daily lives, contributing to technological advancements and convenience.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:
Students should have a basic understanding of energy concepts and the ability to engage in class discussions.


Content Development: Electrical Energy – Definition, Sources And Uses

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeaching StrategyTeacher’s ActivityPupils’ ActivityLearning Point
Introduction 5 minsDiscussionQuestion and AnswerEngage students in a discussion about energy.Respond to questions and share ideas.Understand the concept of energy.
Definition of Electrical Energy 10 minsExplanationStorytellingDefine electrical energy using relatable stories.Listen attentively and ask questions.Know what electrical energy means.
Sources of Electrical Energy 10 minsDemonstrationShow and TellDisplay pictures and examples of energy sources.Observe and discuss energy sources.Identify different sources of electrical energy.
Uses of Electrical Energy 5 minsGroup ActivityGroup DiscussionDivide students into groups to brainstorm uses.Discuss and list uses of electrical energy.Understand various ways electrical energy is used.
Note taking 5 minsWriting Guided Note-takingProvide key points for note-taking on the board.Take notes in their notebooks.Record important information.
Evaluation 3 minsQuestion and AnswerQuizAsk questions related to the lesson content.Answer questions individually.Assess comprehension of the lesson.
Conclusion 2 minsRecapReview and DiscussionSummarize the key points of the lesson.Share what they found interesting.Reinforce the main concepts of the lesson.

Classroom Note:

Electrical Energy

Definition: Electrical energy is the power that flows through wires and makes things like light bulbs glow, runs TVs and computers, and helps charge our devices.

Sources Of Electrical Energy:

  • Dams
  • Windmill
  • Batteries
  • Power plants.

Uses Of Electrical Energy:

  • lighting
  • Powering appliances
  • Running electronic devices.
  • Heating
  • Powering industrial machines


  1. What is electrical energy?
  2. List two sources of electrical energy.
  3. Name three uses of electrical energy.

Note to Teachers:
Customize the lesson content, teaching methods, and pupil activities to suit your teaching style, curriculum, and available resources. Ensure safety precautions are in place during practical demonstrations.

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Last Update: January 7, 2024