Class: Primary 1

Term: 1st Term

Week: 8

Age: 6 years

Duration: 45 minutes


Subject: Basic Science & Technology 

Curriculum Theme: Basic Technology

Topic: Safety When Using Simple Machines At School.

Specific Objectives:

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

  1. Write 2 methods of using simple Machines at school safely

Instructional Materials:

  • Whiteboard
  • Markers
  • Simple Machines (examples: lever, pulley, wheel, etc.)
  • Chart paper
  • Flashcards
  • Worksheet
  • Scissors
  • Glue


Content Development: Safety When Using Simple Machines at School

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Points/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Step 1: Introduction to Simple Machines5 minutesLectureExplain what simple machines areShow examples of simple machinesDiscuss the importance of using them safelyListen attentivelyObserve the examplesAsk questions
Step 2: Safety Rules for Using Simple Machines10 minutesDiscussionExplain the importance of following safety rulesDiscuss specific safety rules for using simple machinesProvide examples and scenariosParticipate in the discussionIdentify and discuss safety rulesRole-play safe usage of simple machines
Step 3: Methods of Using Simple Machines Safely15 minutesGroup ActivityDivide pupils into small groupsAssign each group a simple machineInstruct groups to brainstorm and present 2 methods of using their assigned machine safelyWork in groupsDiscuss and come up with methodsPresent their ideas to the class
Step 4: Evaluation10 minutesIndividual TaskDistribute worksheetsInstruct pupils to write down 3 safety rules for using simple machinesComplete the worksheetWrite down the safety rules
Step 5: Note Copying5 minutesIndividual TaskProvide a summary of the lesson on the chart paperInstruct pupils to copy the note into their notebooksCopy the note into their notebooks


Safety When Using Simple Machines at school

Safety when using simple machines at school is crucial to ensure the well-being of students and prevent accidents or injuries.

Methods of Using Simple Machines at School Safely;

  1. Always seek guidance from the teacher before using any machine.
  2. Do not touch moving parts of the machines while they are in use.
  3. Always wear the appropriate safety gear.
  4. Read and understand the instructions on the simple machine before operating the machine.


Write down three safety rules for using simple machines.

Teaching Aids:

  • Whiteboard and markers
  • Simple machines (lever, pulley, wheel, etc.)
  • Chart paper
  • Flashcards
  • Worksheet
  • Scissors
  • Glue

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, curriculum, or available resources. Feel free to customize the lesson note to fit your need.

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Last Update: August 28, 2023