Term: 1st Term

Week: 1

Class: Basic 2

Age: 8 years

Duration: 40 minutes


Subject: Basic Science and Technology

Topic: Using Our Five Senses

Content: Eye, Skin, Ear, Nose and Tongue 

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES: At the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to;

– Identify the sense organs and state their uses. 

Instructional Materials:

  • Pictures of the five sense organs
  • Pictures of objects related to each sense
  • Blindfold
  • Cotton balls
  • Fragrant items (e.g., flowers, fruits)
  • Different textured materials (e.g., rough cloth, smooth paper)
  • Bell or sound-making device
  • Chart with the five sense organs and their uses


Content Development: Using Our Five Senses

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Points/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Step 115 minIntroduction – Greet the class
– Ask: What are our five senses?
– Explain the importance of senses
– Respond to greetings
– Engage in discussion
Step 210 minVisual Aid– Show pictures of eye, skin, ear, nose, and tongue
– Explain each sense organ’s location and function
– Observe the pictures
– Listen to the explanation
Step 310 minEvaluation – Ask questions about each sense organ’s function and identification– Answer questions individually
Step 45 minWriting Activity– Provide short note summarizing the lesson– Copy the note into notebooks

We have five senses that help us explore the world around us. Our eyes help us see, our skin helps us feel, our ears help us hear, our nose helps us smell, and our tongue helps us taste.


Ask the following questions to evaluate the lesson

  1. What is the role of our eyes?
  2. How does our skin help us?
  3. Name a sound you can hear with your ears.
  4. What is the function of our nose?
  5. What are the different tastes you can identify using your tongue?

Teaching Aids:

  • Pictures of sense organs
  • Blindfold
  • Cotton balls
  • Textured materials
  • Bell or sound-making device
  • Fragrant items
  • Chart with sense organs and their uses

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, curriculum, or available resources. Feel free to customize the lesson note to fit your needs.

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Last Update: August 26, 2023