• Class: Primary 3
  • Term: 3rd Term
  • Week: 1
  • Age: 8 years
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Subject: Basic Science & Technology
  • Curriculum Theme: Basic Technology
  • Previous Lesson: Electrical Energy
  • Topic: Energy
  • Content: Definition of Energy, Uses of Energy

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

  • Cognitive domain: Define energy and list its various uses.
  • Affective domain: Show appreciation for the importance of energy in daily life.
  • Psychomotor domain: Demonstrate ways to conserve energy through a role play.
  • Social domain: Discuss with peers the role of energy in community development.

Reference Materials:
The following resources were used in planning this lesson:

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

Instructional Materials:
The teacher will teach this lesson with the aid of:

  • Charts depicting different forms of energy
  • Flashcards with definitions and uses of energy
  • Videos demonstrating the uses of energy in daily life

Rationale for the Lesson:
Understanding energy is crucial as it plays a fundamental role in everything we do, from lighting our homes to powering our school buses. This lesson aims to help pupils grasp what energy is, recognize its importance in daily activities, and encourage responsible energy usage.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:
Pupils are expected to have basic knowledge of electricity from the previous lesson, which is a form of energy.


Learning Area: Energy

To deliver this lesson, the teacher will adopt the following steps:

Content DevelopmentTimeTeaching MethodTeaching StrategyTeacher’s ActivityPupil’s ActivityLearning Point
Step 1: Introduction5 minsInteractive LectureASEI/PDSITeacher introduces the topic, asking what pupils know about energy.Pupils share prior knowledge of energy.Engage pupils and activate prior knowledge.
Step 2: Definition of Energy10 minsDirect InstructionASEI/PDSITeacher defines energy and discusses different types with examples.Pupils listen and respond to questions.Understand what energy is.
Step 3: Uses of Energy10 minsDiscussionASEI/PDSITeacher discusses various uses of energy with examples from daily life.Pupils contribute ideas and examples.Learn how energy is used in daily life.
Step 4: Role Play10 minsRole PlayingPDSITeacher guides pupils through a role play on conserving energy.Pupils participate in role play.Demonstrate energy conservation.
Step 5: Conclusion5 minsSummarizationASEITeacher summarizes the lesson and reinforces key points.Pupils summarize what they have learned.Reinforce the lesson’s key points.

Classroom Note:


Energy is the ability to do work or cause change. It comes in various forms such as heat, light, and electricity. Here are five uses of energy:

  1. Lighting our homes and schools
  2. Heating and cooling buildings
  3. Powering vehicles
  4. Running appliances and machines
  5. Producing goods and services

Energy is essential for everyday activities and helps us to live more comfortable and productive lives.

Lesson Evaluation:
To evaluate the learning, the teacher asks pupils to:

  1. Define energy in their own words.
  2. List three uses of energy discussed today.
  3. Explain one way they can help conserve energy at home or school.

Note for teachers using my lesson plan:
Hi there, remember that I didn’t make this lesson plan with any particular class or teacher in mind and I tried as much as possible with my experience and expertise to deliver this plan in a standard and effective style utilizing the best strategy and methods. Nevertheless, you are free to customize the lesson content, teaching methods, timing and pupil activities to suit your teaching style, pupils comprehension, curriculum, and resources available to you. Happy teaching!

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Last Update: May 24, 2024