• Class: Primary 2
  • Term: 3rd Term
  • Week: 1
  • Age: 7 years
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Subject: Basic Science & Technology
  • Curriculum Theme: Basic Technology
  • Previous Lesson: Uses Of Energy
  • Topic: Modern Instruments That Produce Sound
  • Content: Definition and Identification of Sound

Performance Objectives:

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

  • Cognitive Domain: Define sound and list at least two modern instruments that produce sound.
  • Affective Domain: Show appreciation for the variety of sounds different instruments make.
  • Psychomotor Domain: Identify and differentiate sounds from various modern instruments.
  • Social Domain: Collaborate with peers in group activities involving sound identification and description.

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 Acoustical Society of America (https://acousticalsociety.org)
  • Relevant Textbooks

Instructional Materials:

The teacher will teach this lesson with the aid of:

  • Pictures and videos of modern musical instruments
  • Audio clips of sounds made by these instruments
  • Whiteboard and markers
  • Real musical instruments (if available)

Rationale for the Lesson:

Understanding how sound is produced and the instruments that make these sounds is crucial for young learners. It connects them with the world of music and technology, enhances their auditory skills, and stimulates curiosity about how everyday objects can produce sound.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:

Pupils are expected to know basic sounds from common objects and animals, as covered in the previous lesson on Uses of Energy.


Learning Area: Modern Instruments That Produce Sound

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

Content DevelopmentTimeTeaching MethodTeaching StrategyTeacher’s ActivityPupil’s ActivityLearning Point
Step 1: Introduction5 minDirect InstructionSet InductionIntroduce the topic and engage pupils with a question: “What is sound?”Listen and respond to questions.Pupils are tuned in to the topic of sound.
Step 2: Explain sound10 minExplanationInteractive LearningDefine sound and explain how it is produced. Show video clips of instruments.Watch, listen, and ask questions.Understanding of sound and its production.
Step 3: Identify instruments10 minDemonstrationAudio-Visual AidsDisplay pictures and play sounds of different modern instruments.Identify the instruments and match sounds to pictures.Recognition of different instruments and their sounds.
Step 4: Group activity10 minGroup WorkCooperative LearningOrganize pupils into groups to discuss which sounds they liked the best and why.Discuss in groups and share findings with the class.Social interaction and expression of preferences.
Step 5: Conclusion5 minSummaryReinforcementSummarize the lesson and reinforce key points about sound and instruments.Listen and recap what they learned.Consolidation of the lesson’s content.

Classroom Note:

Modern Instruments That Produce Sound

Sound is a type of energy made by vibrations. When any object vibrates, it causes the air around it to move. These movements, called sound waves, travel to our ears, and that’s how we hear sounds.

Examples of Modern Instruments That Produce Sound include:

  1. Electric Guitar – uses electrical signals to create sound.
  2. Digital Piano – produces sound electronically.
  3. Synthesizer – creates and modifies sounds electronically.
  4. Electronic Drum Kit – mimics the sound of a drum kit but uses digital samples.
  5. Theremin – one of the earliest electronic instruments, controlled without physical contact.

Lesson Evaluation:

To evaluate the learning, the teacher asks pupils to:

  1. Name any two modern instruments mentioned in today’s class.
  2. Describe how sound is produced.
  3. Identify the sound of one of the instruments played during the lesson.

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