Term: 1st Term

Week: 7

Class: Basic 2

Age: 8 years

Duration: 45 minutes


Subject: Basic Technology 

Topic: Mixing Clay

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES: At the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to;

– mention the methods involved in digging clay 

Instructional Materials:

  • Clay
  • Water
  • Mixing bowl
  • Mixing stick
  • Apron for teacher
  • Chart paper
  • Marker
  • Timer


Content Development: Mixing Clay

StepsTimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Points/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Step 110 minsIntroduction Introduce the topic of mixing clay.Listen attentively.
Explain that clay is used for making various things.
Discuss the importance of mixing clay for different projects.
Step 210 minsDemonstrationShow the pupils a piece of clay.Watch the demonstration.
Explain that clay needs to be softened before using.
Demonstrate how to break a piece of clay and put it in a bowl.
Emphasize the need for clean hands.
Pupils to observe and ask questions.
Step 310 minsDemonstrationShow a small amount of water and mixing stick.Watch and learn.
Demonstrate how to add a little water to clay.
Explain the importance of adding water gradually.
Pupils to observe and understand the process.
Step 45 minsGuided PracticeGuide pupils in mixing the clay and water.Follow teacher’s instructions.
Show them how to use the mixing stick.
Emphasize achieving a smooth and even texture.
Allow pupils to try mixing in pairs.Mix clay in pairs.
Step 55 minEvaluation Ask pupils to mention the steps in mixing clay.Respond to the questions.
Step 65 minNote copying Write important note on Mixing clay stepsCopy the steps in notebooks.


Steps in Mixing Clay

1. Add clay

2. Add water 

3. Mix clay 


Ask the following questions to evaluate the lesson

  1. What are the three steps involved in mixing clay?
  2. Why is it important to add water gradually while mixing clay?

Teaching Aids:

  • Clay
  • Water
  • Mixing bowl
  • Mixing stick
  • Apron
  • Chart paper
  • Marker
  • Timer

Please note that the actual content of the lesson, teaching methods, and pupil activities may vary based on your specific teaching style, curriculum, or resources. Feel free to customize the lesson note to fit your needs.

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Last Update: August 28, 2023