• Class: Primary 1
  • Term: 3rd Term
  • Week: 4
  • Age: 6 years
  • Period:
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Date:
  • Subject: Basic Science Technology
  • Curriculum Theme: Basic Technology
  • Topic: Sources Of Light Energy
  • Content: Sources Of Light Energy

  • Specific Objectives:
  • Cognitive domain: Pupils should be able to list various sources of light energy.
  • Affective domain: Pupils should develop an appreciation for the importance of light in our daily lives.
  • Psychomotor domain: Pupils should be able to demonstrate how to use and control light sources safely.
  • Social Domain: Pupils should be able to work in groups to discuss and share knowledge about different sources of light.

Reference Materials:

  • 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
  • Abuja Educational Resource Centre Scheme of work
  • NAPPS National Unified Scheme of Work
  • Online Information
  • Textbooks

Instructional Materials:

  • Pictures of different light sources
  • Flashlight
  • The Sun (natural light source)
  • Battery-operated lights
  • Candles

Rationale for the Lesson:
Understanding different sources of light energy is essential for students, as it lays the foundation for future learning in science and technology. It also helps pupils appreciate the role of light in ecosystems, human health, and safety.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:
Pupils are expected to be familiar with the concept of day and night and the basic idea that the Sun provides light during the day.

Content Development: Sources Of Light Energy

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeaching StrategyTeacher’s ActivityPupils’ ActivityLearning Point
Step 1: Introduction5 minsDiscussionQuestion and AnswerIntroduce the topic, ask pupils what they know about light sources.Respond to questions.Light is essential for life.
Step 2: Presentation10 minsExplanationExplanation, IllustrationExplain the various sources of light energy, using real-life examples and instructional materials.Listen and observe.There are multiple sources of light.
Step 3: Group Work10 minsCollaborative LearningDiscussion Guide pupils to form groups, discuss, and list different sources of light they know or can think of.Discuss in groups and list sources of light.Collaboration enhances learning.
Step 4: Practical Activity5 minsDemonstrationHands-onDemonstrate the use of a flashlight and candle as sources of light.Observe and participate in controlling the light sources.Practical experience with light sources.
Step 5: Note Taking5 minsWritingNote copying Instruct pupils to write down notes on sources of light energy.Write notes in their books.Structured notes aid memory.
Step 6: Evaluation3 minsOral QuestionsRecall and UnderstandingAsk questions related to the lesson to assess understanding.Answer questions orally.Reinforces learning outcomes.
Step 7: Conclusion2 minsSummaryReflection and ReviewSummarize the key points of the lesson, emphasizing the importance of light.Listen and internalize.Closure reinforces key concepts.

Classroom Note:

Sources of light energy

  1. The Sun – The primary natural source of light on Earth.
  2. Electricity – Used in bulbs and lamps to produce light.
  3. Fire – Can come from candles or campfires and provides light.
  4. Stars – Like the sun, stars emit light, although they are far away from us.

Evaluation Questions:

  1. What is the main natural source of light on Earth?
  2. Name two artificial sources of light.
  3. How do fireflies produce light?

Note to Teachers:
Feel free to adapt the lesson content to accommodate the resources you have available.

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Last Update: March 22, 2024