Class: Primary 1

Term: 2nd Term

Week: 9

Age: 6 years

Duration: 45 minutes


Subject: Basic Science & Technology 

Curriculum Theme: Basic Technology

Topic: Safe use of simple Machines at home and in school

Specific Objectives:

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

  • Identify dangers in the use of simple machines at home and in school.
  • Define simple Machines.

Instructional Materials:

  • Whiteboard/Chalkboard
  • Chalk/Markers
  • Visual aids (pictures or real objects of simple machines)
  • Worksheet for evaluation


Content Development: Safe Use of Simple Machines at Home and in School

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Points/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Step 1: Introduction5 minsDiscussionExplain the topic and its importanceListen attentively and ask questions if any
Step 2: Identification of Simple Machines10 minsVisual DemonstrationShow pictures or real objects of simple machinesObserve and name the simple machines
Step 3: Discussion on Safe Use of Simple Machines10 minsDiscussionTalk about potential dangers in using simple machinesParticipate in the discussion and share thoughts
Step 4: Demonstration of Safe Use10 minsDemonstrationShow proper techniques and precautions in using simple machinesObserve the demonstration and discuss safety measures
Step 5: Evaluation5 minsQuestion and AnswerDistribute worksheets for evaluationComplete the worksheet individually
Step 6: Note Copying5 minsIndividual ActivityProvide a summary note for copying into notebooksCopy the note into notebooks


What are simple Machines?

Simple machines are basic mechanical devices that are used to make work easier and faster.

Dangers in the use of simple machines:

  1. Fingers, hands, or other body parts can get caught or crushed between moving parts of a simple machine, causing serious injury.
  2. Improper use of a simple machine can lead to falling accidents, especially if the machine is not stable.
  3. Sharp edges, blades, or moving parts of certain simple machines can cause cuts.
  4. Simple machines that generate heat, such as stoves can cause burns.


  1. What are simple Machines?
  2. List three potential dangers in using simple machines.

Teaching Aids:

  • Visual aids (pictures or real objects of simple machines)
  • Worksheet for evaluation

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 28, 2023