• Class: Primary 1
  • Term: 3rd Term
  • Week: 6
  • Age: 6 years
  • Period:
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Date:
  • Subject: National Value Education
  • Curriculum Theme: Social Studies
  • Topic: Industrial Uses Of Water
  • Content: The industrial uses of water

Specific Objectives:

  • Cognitive domain: Pupils should be able to list at least two industrial uses of water.
  • Affective domain: Pupils should appreciate the importance of water in industrial activities.
  • Psychomotor domain: Pupils will demonstrate an understanding by drawing or listing industries that use water.
  • Social Domain: Pupils will engage in a group discussion to share what they know about water usage in industries.

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 industries using water
  • Diagrams showing how water is used in industries
  • Video clips (if available)

Rationale for the Lesson:

Understanding the industrial uses of water helps pupils appreciate its value beyond personal and home use, fostering early awareness of sustainable practices and the importance of water in the economy.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge: Pupils are expected to have basic knowledge of water sources and its general uses.


Content Development: Industrial Uses Of Water

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeaching StrategyTeacher’s ActivityPupils’ ActivityLearning Point
Step 1: Introduction5 minsDiscussionInquiry-based learningBriefly introduce the topic.Listen and respond to questions.Introduction to industrial uses of water
Step 2: Industrial Uses Of Water 10 minsInteractive LectureVisual aidsPresent pictures, diagrams, and videos.Identify and list uses from the presentation.Recognizing water’s role in industries
Step 3: Group Discussion10 minsGroup WorkCooperative learningGuide pupils in discussing water’s uses.Discuss in groups and share findings.Importance of water in industries
Step 4: Demonstration/Practical5 minsDemonstrationHands-on activityShow a simple experiment on water usage.Observe and describe the experiment.Water’s practical application in industries
Step 5: Evaluation5 minsQ&AFeedbackAsk questions related to the objectives.Answer questions.Assessing understanding
Step 6: Conclusion and Recap5 minsSummaryReviewSummarize the lesson and highlight key points.Listen and recall information.Reinforcement of the lesson’s objectives

Classroom Note:

Industrial Uses Of Water

  1. Cooling Systems: Many industries use water to cool machinery and prevent overheating during manufacturing processes.
  2. Manufacturing: Water is used as a key ingredient in the production of many products like beverages, food, and chemicals.
  3. Cleaning: Industries use water to clean products, equipment, and work areas to maintain hygiene and safety standards.
  4. Power Generation: Water is essential for generating hydroelectric power, which many industries rely on for electricity.
  5. Agriculture: While not always considered industrial, water is crucial for irrigation in large-scale farming, which supplies raw materials to industries.

Evaluation Questions:

  1. Can you list two ways industries use water?
  2. Why is water important for industries?
  3. How does using water help in generating electricity?

Note to Teachers:

Adapt the lesson to fit your class’s context, and feel free to incorporate local industry examples that are relatable to the pupils. Encourage active participation and ensure that each child understands the key points by using relatable and clear examples.

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Last Update: March 23, 2024