Class: Primary 6
Term: 1st Term
Week: 1
Age: 12 years
Duration: 40 minutes
Date:
Subject: Basic Science and Technology
Curriculum Theme: Basic Science
Topic: Solar System I

Content:

  • Meaning of solar system: The sun and the nine planets.
  • Natural bodies

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

  • Define the solar system.
  • List the planets in our solar system.
  • Define natural bodies in space.
  • List six examples of natural bodies.

Instructional Materials:

  • Diagrams or pictures of the solar system.
  • Pictures of planets.
  • Images of natural bodies in space.
  • Whiteboard and markers.
  • Notebooks and pens.

Rationale for the Lesson:
Understanding the solar system and natural bodies in space is crucial for appreciating our place in the universe and fostering an interest in astronomy.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:
Pupils have basic knowledge of the solar system, having learned about the sun and some planets in previous classes.

INSTRUCTIONAL PROCEDURES:

Content Development: Solar System II

Content (Steps)TimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Points/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Introduction5 minsDiscussion– Begin by asking pupils what they know about the solar system.
– Explain the importance of studying the solar system.
– Share what they know about the solar system.
– Listen to the teacher’s explanation.
Defining Solar System5 minsExplanation– Define the solar system as the sun and all the objects that are held by the sun’s gravity, including planets.
– Show diagrams or pictures of the solar system.
– Listen attentively.
– Observe the diagrams or pictures.
Listing Planets10 minsDiscussion & Questioning– List and explain the nine planets in our solar system (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto).
– Ask pupils to recall the names.
– Listen to the explanation.
– Attempt to recall the planet names.
Defining Natural Bodies5 minsExplanation– Define natural bodies in space as objects in space that occur naturally, such as planets, stars, moons, comets, and asteroids.
– Show images of these natural bodies.
– Listen attentively.
– Observe the images.
Listing Natural Bodies10 minsDiscussion & Questioning– List six examples of natural bodies in space, including stars, moons, and comets.
– Ask pupils to name other natural bodies.
– Participate in the discussion.
– Suggest other examples if possible.
Note Taking (Solar System)3 minsNote Taking– Provide pupils with a note summarizing the key points about the solar system (definition and list of planets).
– Pupils copy the note into their notebooks.
– Copy the note into their notebooks.
Note Taking (Natural Bodies)2 minsNote Taking– Provide pupils with a note summarizing the key points about natural bodies in space (definition and examples).
– Pupils copy the note into their notebooks.
– Copy the note into their notebooks.
Conclusion5 minsRecap & Discussion– Summarize the main points about the solar system and natural bodies in space.
– Encourage pupils to share their thoughts on the topic.
– Listen to the summary.
– Share their thoughts and questions.
Evaluation5 minsQuestion & Answer– Ask questions to assess pupils’ comprehension of the topic.
– Encourage pupils to name different natural bodies.
– Participate in answering questions.
– Name various natural bodies.

Note to Pupils:
Solar System

  • The solar system is the sun and all the objects held by its gravity, including the nine planets.
  • Nine planets in our solar system are Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.

Natural Bodies

  • Natural bodies in space are objects that occur naturally, like stars, moons, comets, and asteroids.

Evaluation:

  1. What is the solar system?
  2. Can you name four planets in our solar system?
  3. What are natural bodies in space?

Note to Teachers:
Customize the lesson content, teaching methods, and pupil activities to suit your teaching style, curriculum, and available resources.

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Last Update: September 20, 2023