Class: Primary 1

Term: 2nd Term

Week: 7

Age: 6 years

Duration: 45 minutes


Subject: Basic Science & Technology 

Curriculum Theme: Basic Technology

Topic: Simple Machines – Pressing Iron

Content: Uses of Pressing Iron

Specific Objectives:

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

  • Define a Pressing Iron
  • Identify a Pressing Iron
  • List 2 uses of a Pressing Iron

Instructional Materials:

  • Pressing Iron
  • Chart/Poster of Simple Machines


Content Development: Uses of a Pressing Iron

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Points/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Step 1: Introduction5 minsDiscussionTeacher shows a pressing iron to the class and asks if anyone knows what it is.Pupils observe and respond to the teacher’s question.
Step 2: Identifying a Pressing Iron10 minsVisual Aid PresentationTeacher presents a chart/poster showing different simple machines, including a pressing iron. Teacher explains the parts of a pressing iron and how it works.Pupils observe the chart/poster and listen attentively.
Step 3: Uses of a Pressing Iron20 minsClass DiscussionTeacher discusses and demonstrates two uses of a pressing iron: ironing clothes and removing wrinkles.Pupils participate in the discussion and ask questions.
Step 4: Evaluation5 minsQuestioningTeacher asks the pupils to state two uses of a pressing iron.Pupils respond and provide answers.
Step 5: Note Copying5 minsNote TakingTeacher provides a short note for the pupils to copy into their notebooks:Pupils copy the note into their notebooks.


What is a Pressing Iron?

A pressing iron is a simple machine that is used for ironing clothes and removing wrinkles from clothes.

Uses of a Pressing Iron:

  1. A pressing iron is used to remove wrinkles from clothes, making them look neat and presentable.
  2. A Pressing Iron can be used to press various fabrics, such as curtains, tablecloths, and bed sheets.
  3. Pressing irons can be used to attach patches or appliques onto fabrics by applying heat.


Ask the following questions to evaluate the lesson:

  1. What is a pressing iron?
  2. State two uses of a pressing iron.

Teaching Aids:

  • Pressing Iron
  • Chart/Poster of Simple Machines

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 27, 2023