Class: Primary 5

Term: 1st Term

Week: 9

Age: 10 years


Duration: 40 minutes


Subject: Basic Science And Technology

Curriculum Theme: Basic Science



  • Materials for maintaining a healthy environment

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

  1. List 3 materials for maintaining a healthy environment.
  2. Plan, clean, and beautify their school environments.
  3. Plant flowers to beautify their environment.

Reference Materials:

  • 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
  • Abuja Educational Resource Centre Scheme of work
  • NAPPS National Unified Scheme of Work
  • Course Book
  • Online Information
  • Textbooks (List your relevant textbook here)

Instructional Materials:

  • Charts or visual aids depicting environmental materials
  • Flower pots and gardening tools

Rationale for the Lesson:
Understanding the materials needed for a healthy environment is essential for maintaining cleanliness and beautifying the surroundings.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:
Students should have a basic understanding of environmental awareness.


Content DevelopmentTimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Points/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Introduction5 minsDiscussion– Discuss the concept of maintaining a healthy environment.Participate in the discussion.
– Introduce the topic: “Materials for a Healthy Environment.”
Materials for Healthy Environment10 minsLecture– Present a list of 8 materials for maintaining a healthy environment.Listen and take notes.
– Explain the importance of each material in environmental care.Ask questions for clarification.
Planning and Cleanliness5 minsDiscussion– Discuss the importance of planning and cleanliness in the environment.Participate in the discussion.
– Explain the role of pupils in planning, cleaning, and beautifying their school environment.Listen and ask questions.
Practical Activity10 minsActivity– Provide flower pots and gardening tools.Plant flowers in designated areas.
– Instruct pupils to plant flowers to beautify their school environment.
– Supervise and assist the groups during the practice.Observe and participate.
Note taking5 minsNote-Taking– Have students take notes on the materials for a healthy environment and the importance of planning and cleanliness.Take notes.
Evaluation5 minsQuestion and Answer– Ask pupils questions to assess their understanding of the materials and concepts discussed.Respond to questions.
Conclusion5 minsRecap– Summarize the key points about maintaining a healthy environment.Participate in the recap.

Note to Pupils:

Materials for Maintaining a Healthy Environment: These are essential items that help keep our surroundings clean, safe, and beautiful. They include items like: brooms, waste bins, gardening tools such as hoes, cutlass, rake.


  1. List 3 materials for maintaining a healthy environment.
  2. Explain the importance of planning in environmental care.
  3. What practical activity did you engage in during the lesson?
  4. Why is it important to plant flowers in your school environment?
  5. How can you contribute to maintaining a healthy environment in your school?

Note to Teachers:
Customize the teaching methods and activities based on your curriculum, resources, and students’ needs. Ensure active student participation and engagement throughout the lesson.

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Last Update: October 27, 2023