• Class: Primary 3
  • Term: 2nd Term
  • Week: 2
  • Age: 8 years
  • Period:
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Date:
  • Subject: Pre Vocational Studies
  • Curriculum Theme: Agricultural Science
  • Topic: Examples Of Energy Giving Food
  • Content: Grains

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

  • Cognitive Domain: Identify three examples of energy-giving food from the grains category.
  • Affective Domain: Express the importance of consuming energy-giving food for a healthy lifestyle.
  • Psychomotor Domain: Demonstrate the ability to categorize grains as energy-giving foods.
  • Social Domain: Collaborate in a group activity to list examples of energy-giving food.

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 different grains
  • Samples of grains
  • Marker board and markers

Rationale for the Lesson:
Understanding energy-giving foods, specifically grains, is essential for promoting healthy dietary habits and ensuring an adequate intake of nutrients.

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


Content Development: Examples Of Energy Giving Food

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeaching StrategyTeacher’s ActivityPupils’ ActivityLearning Point
Introduction 5 minsDiscussionQuestion and AnswerInitiate a discussion on energy-giving foods, asking for examples.Respond to questions and share examples.Understand the importance of energy-giving foods.
Identifying Grains10 minsDemonstrationVisual AidsDisplay pictures of different grains. Explain their energy-giving properties.Observe and ask questions about the grains.Identify different grains as energy-giving foods.
Group Activity 10 minsGroup WorkGroup DiscussionDivide the class into groups. Instruct them to list 3 examples of energy-giving food from grains.Collaborate in groups and discuss examples.Work together to categorize grains correctly.
Note taking 5 minsWriting Note-TakingProvide a brief summary of key points on grains as energy-giving foods.Take notes on the identified grains.Understand and remember the main points.
Evaluation 5 minsQuestion and AnswerQuizAsk questions related to the identified grains and their energy-giving properties.Respond to quiz questions individually.Demonstrate knowledge of energy-giving grains.
Conclusion 5 minsRecapRecap and DiscussionSummarize the lesson and discuss the importance of including grains in meals.Share one thing they learned during the lesson.Understand the significance of consuming grains.

Classroom Note:

Examples of energy-giving food:

  1. Rice
  2. Wheat
  3. Oats
  4. Barley
  5. Quinoa
  6. Millet
  7. Corn

Importance Of Including Energy Giving Food In Our Diet

  1. Sustained Energy Levels:
    • Energy-giving foods, rich in carbohydrates, provide a steady source of energy.
  2. Brain Function and Concentration:
    • These foods support brain function by supplying glucose.
  3. Nutrient Absorption:
    • Many energy-giving foods, such as grains, also contain essential nutrients like vitamins and minerals.
  4. Physical Endurance:
    • Athletes and individuals engaged in physical activities benefit from energy-giving foods as they contribute to muscle glycogen stores.
  5. Maintaining Healthy Body Weight:
    • Balanced intake of energy-giving foods helps regulate appetite, preventing excessive snacking and contributing to the maintenance of a healthy body weight.


  1. Name three examples of energy-giving food from the grains category.
  2. Why is it important to include grains in our diet?

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