• Class: Primary 3
  • Term: 3rd Term
  • Week: 3
  • Age: 8 years
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Subject: Basic Science & Technology
  • Curriculum Theme: Basic Science
  • Topic: The Human Body
  • Content: Identification of parts of the body and their uses

Performance Objectives:

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

  • Cognitive Domain: Identify various parts of the human body and explain their basic functions.
  • Affective Domain: Show appreciation for how each body part helps us in daily activities.
  • Psychomotor Domain: Point to and label major body parts on themselves and on diagrams.
  • Social Domain: Work cooperatively in groups to discuss and share information about different body parts.

Reference Materials:

The following resources were used in planning this lesson:

  • 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
  • Abuja Educational Resource Centre Scheme of work
  • NAPPS National Unified Scheme of Work
  • Online Information from KidsHealth (https://kidshealth.org)
  • Relevant Textbooks

Instructional Materials:

The teacher will teach this lesson with the aid of:

  • Diagrams of the human body
  • Labels for different body parts
  • Interactive body part game
  • Whiteboard and markers

Rationale for the Lesson:

Understanding the human body and its parts is fundamental not only to science education but to students’ awareness of their own bodies. This lesson aims to make pupils familiar with their body parts and appreciate their functions, fostering a sense of body awareness and personal health.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:

Pupils are expected to have basic knowledge about the body from earlier grades, such as knowing simple body parts (e.g., head, arms, legs).


Learning Area: The Human Body

To deliver this lesson, the teacher will adopt the following steps:

Content DevelopmentTimeTeaching MethodTeaching StrategyTeacher’s ActivityPupil’s ActivityLearning Point
Step 1: Introduction (Set induction)5minQuestioningInteractive questioningTeacher asks pupils to touch their head, shoulders, knees, and toes.Pupils respond by touching each body part as mentioned.Engaging pupils and recalling previous knowledge
Step 2: Explain the body parts10minDirect InstructionExplanation and DemonstrationTeacher explains major body parts using a diagram.Pupils listen and observe the diagram.Understanding body part locations and names
Step 3: Discuss the functions10minInteractive LearningGroup discussionTeacher guides pupils in discussing the function of each body part.Pupils discuss in groups and share findings.Learning the functions of body parts
Step 4: Labeling activity10minHands-on ActivityPracticeTeacher hands out labels and asks pupils to place them on a body diagram.Pupils place labels on the correct parts of the diagram.Applying knowledge of body parts
Step 5: Note taking2minWritingCopying from boardTeacher writes concise notes on the board.Pupils copy the notes into their notebooks.Summarizing the lesson content
Step 6: Evaluation2minOral questioningReviewTeacher asks questions about the day’s lesson.Pupils answer questions orally.Assessing understanding of the lesson
Step 7: Conclusion1minSummarizingClosureTeacher summarizes the lesson and highlights the main points.Pupils listen and ask any lingering questions.Reinforcing the lesson’s key points

Classroom Note:

The Human Body

Each part of our body is important and helps us do everyday things, parts of our body and their uses includes;

  • Head: Contains your brain, eyes, ears, nose, and mouth. Helps you think, see, hear, smell, and eat.
  • Shoulders: Help you lift and carry things.
  • Arms and Hands: Used to write, hold, and grab things.
  • Legs and Feet: Help you walk, run, and jump.

Lesson Evaluation:

To evaluate the learning, the teacher asks pupils to:

  1. Name three body parts and one function for each.
  2. Point to their arms and explain what we use them for.
  3. Tell a friend why our legs are important.

Note for teachers using my lesson plan:

Hi there, remember that I didn’t make this lesson plan with any particular class or teacher in mind and I tried as much as possible with my experience and expertise to deliver this plan in a standard and effective style utilizing the best strategy and methods. Nevertheless, you are free to customize the lesson content, teaching methods, timing and pupil activities to suit your teaching style, pupils comprehension, curriculum, and resources available to you. Happy teaching!

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Last Update: May 24, 2024