• Class: Primary 2
  • Term: 3rd Term
  • Week: 4
  • Age: 7 years
  • Period:
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Date:
  • Subject: Basic Science Technology
  • Curriculum Theme: Basic Science
  • Topic: Things That Float In The Air
  • Content: Exploration of items that can float in the air

Specific Objectives:

  • Cognitive Domain: Pupils should be able to identify and name things that float in the air.
  • Affective Domain: Pupils should show curiosity and interest in learning about how things float.
  • Psychomotor Domain: Pupils should be able to create simple models of things that float.
  • Social Domain: Pupils should be able to discuss and share ideas about things that float in the air in groups.

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 and videos of things that float (clouds, balloons, bubbles).
  • Real-life items like balloons, lightweight balls, and feathers.

Rationale for the Lesson:

Understanding things that float in the air enhances pupils’ knowledge of basic physical properties like buoyancy and air resistance. It helps them relate scientific concepts to everyday life, fostering a deeper interest in science.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:

Pupils are assumed to have basic knowledge of air and its properties from previous lessons.


Content Development: Things That Float In The Air

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeaching StrategyTeacher’s ActivityPupil’s ActivityLearning Point
Step 1: Introduction5 minDiscussionQuestioningIntroduce the topic and ask pupils to name things they know that float.Respond to questions and listen attentively.Understanding the topic of floating.
Step 2: Explanation10 minLectureDemonstrationExplain why some things float in the air using visual aids.Observe and ask questions.Learning why things float in the air.
Step 3: Group Activity10 minHands-onCollaborationGuide pupils in creating simple floating models.Work in groups to create models of floating objects.Practical experience in making things float.
Step 4: Discussion5 minInteractiveInquiry-basedFacilitate a discussion about the created models and their floating capabilities.Share their models and discuss their observations.Sharing and reasoning about floating.
Step 5: Note Taking5 minWritingSummarizationInstruct pupils to write down five things that float in the air.Write notes in their books.Documenting learning.
Step 6: Evaluation3 minQuestion & AnswerAssessmentAsk questions related to the lesson to assess understanding.Answer questions based on the lesson.Assessing comprehension.
Step 7: Conclusion2 minSummaryRecapSummarize the lesson and emphasize key points.Listen and reflect on the learnt concepts.Reinforcing the lesson’s objectives.

Classroom Note:

Meaning of Floatation in Air

Floatation in air works similarly to floatation in water, but it involves objects floating or flying in the air. This happens when the object is less dense (heavy) than the air around it or when it can displace (move or push) air to create lift.

Examples Of Things That Float In The Air

  • Clouds
  • Balloons
  • Bubbles
  • Feathers
  • Lightweight paper

These are examples of things that can float in the air due to being lighter than air or having specific shapes and materials that allow them to rise when air moves around them.

Evaluation Questions:

  1. Name three things that can float in the air.
  2. Why do balloons float in the air?
  3. Can a stone float in the air? Why or why not?

Note to Teachers:

Feel free to incorporate additional multimedia resources to enhance pupil engagement and understanding. Adjust the complexity of activities based on the specific needs and abilities of your class.

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Last Update: April 15, 2024