• Class: Primary 3
  • Term: 2nd Term
  • Week: 1
  • Age: 8 years
  • Period:
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Date:
  • Subject: Basic Science Technology
  • Curriculum Theme: Basic Technology
  • Topic: Energy
  • Content: Definition And Uses Of Energy

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

  • Cognitive Domain:
  • Define energy.
  • List three uses of energy.
  • Affective Domain:
  • Express the importance of conserving energy.
  • Psychomotor Domain:
  • Demonstrate the energy transfer in simple activities.
  • Social Domain:
  • Participate actively in the group discussion on energy.

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:

  • Chart/Board for drawing
  • Pictures illustrating energy sources
  • Examples of energy-consuming devices

Rationale for the Lesson:
Understanding energy and its uses is crucial for pupils to comprehend the role of energy in their daily lives and in technological advancements.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:
Pupils should have a basic understanding of their surroundings and simple everyday activities.


Content Development: Energy – Definition And Uses Of Energy

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeaching StrategyTeacher’s ActivityPupils’ ActivityLearning Point
Introduction 5 minsDiscussionQuestion and AnswerInitiate a discussion on energy: “What is energy? Can you give examples?”Participate actively in the discussion.Understand the concept of energy.
Definition8 minsExplanationStorytellingDefine energy and provide relatable examples (e.g., running, sunlight).Listen attentively and ask questions if needed.Define energy and give examples.
Uses of Energy 8 minsDemonstrationHands-On ActivityShow pictures of devices using energy. Discuss three common uses of energy.Observe and discuss the uses of energy.List three common uses of energy.
Energy Transfer 5 minsDemonstrationExperimentDemonstrate simple activities showing energy transfer (e.g., ball rolling).Observe and discuss the energy transfer.Understand basic concepts of energy transfer.
Social Discussion 6 minsGroup DiscussionGroup InteractionInitiate a group discussion on conserving energy. Discuss importance.Actively participate and share thoughts.Understand the importance of conserving energy.
Note taking 4 minsWrite Note MakingSummarize key points on the board. Guide pupils in note-taking.Take notes based on the key points.Have concise notes on energy definition and uses.
Evaluation2 minsQuestion and AnswerQuick QuizAsk questions related to the lesson content and objectives.Answer questions individually.Assess understanding of energy concepts.
Conclusion 2 minsRecapReflectionRecap the lesson, emphasizing key points and the importance of energy.Share reflections on what they’ve learned.Summarize key concepts and their relevance.

Classroom Note:


Energy is the capacity to do work or the ability to cause a change.

Uses Of Energy

  1. Electricity Generation:
    • Energy is used to generate electricity, which powers lights, appliances, and electronic devices.
  2. Transportation:
    • Energy is essential for vehicles, planes, and ships to move, allowing transportation of people and goods.
  3. Heating and Cooling:
    • Energy is used for heating homes, offices, and other spaces during cold weather, as well as for cooling through air conditioning during hot weather.
  4. Cooking:
    • Energy is employed in cooking, whether through gas stoves, electric cookers, or other appliances.


  1. What is the definition of energy?
  2. List three common uses of energy.

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 6, 2024