Class: Primary 1

Term: 1st Term

Week: 7

Age: 6 years

Duration: 45 minutes


Subject: Basic Science & Technology 

Curriculum Theme: Basic Technology

Topic: Safety When Using Simple Machines at Home.

Duration: 45 minutes

Specific Objectives:

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

  1. Define safety
  2. List 3 importance of safety
  3. List 2 methods of using simple machines at home safely

Instructional Materials:

  • Chart paper
  • Markers
  • Pencil
  • Worksheet


Content Development: Safety When Using Simple Machines at Home

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Points/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Step 1: Definition of Safety5 minutesLectureExplain the meaning of safety using simple and clear language.Listen attentively and take notes.
Step 2: Importance of Safety10 minutesDiscussionDiscuss why safety is important when using simple machines at home. Encourage students to share their ideas.Participate actively in the discussion and give examples of situations where safety is crucial.
Step 3: Methods of Using Simple Machines at Home Safely20 minutesGroup ActivityDivide the class into groups and assign each group a simple machine. Instruct them to brainstorm and write down two methods of using their assigned machine safely.Work in groups, discuss and write down the methods for using their assigned machine safely.
Step 4: Evaluation5 minutesIndividual ActivityDistribute worksheets containing questions related to safety when using simple machines. Instruct students to complete the worksheet independently.Complete the worksheet based on their understanding of the lesson.
Step 5: Note Copying5 minutesIndividual ActivityProvide a summary of the lesson on the chart paper. Instruct students to copy the note into their notebooks.Copy the note from the chart paper into their notebooks.


What is Safety?

safety means being careful and taking precautions to prevent harm to oneself or harm to others.

What are the Importance of safety?

  1. Safety prevents accidents.
  2. Safety protects our health.
  3. Safety enhances our general well-being.
  4. Safety helps us increase our level of productivity.

Methods of using simple Machines at home safely:

  1. Always use simple Machines at home under adult supervision.
  2. Always wear protective gear while using simple Machines at home.
  3. Make sure to always read and follow the instructions written on any simple machine before usage.


Ask the following questions to evaluate the lesson.

  • What is safety?
  • Why is safety important when using simple machines at home?
  • Provide two methods of using a simple machine at home safely.

Teaching Aids:

  • Chart paper
  • Markers
  • Pencil
  • Worksheet

Note to Teachers:

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

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Last Update: August 28, 2023