Class: Basic 5

Term: 1st Term

Week: 7

Age: 10 years


Duration: 40 minutes


Subject: Basic Science And Technology

Curriculum Theme: Basic Science



  • Define waste recycling.
  • Advantages of waste recycling.

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

  1. Define waste recycling.
  2. List and explain 3 advantages of waste recycling.

Reference Materials:

  • 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
  • Abuja Educational Resource Centre Scheme of work
  • NAPPS National Unified Scheme of Work
  • Course Book
  • Online Information
  • Textbooks (List your relevant textbook here)

Instructional Materials:

  • Charts or diagrams illustrating recycling processes.
  • Visual aids.
  • Whiteboard and markers.

Rationale for the Lesson:
Understanding the concept of waste recycling and its advantages is essential for responsible waste management and environmental conservation.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:
Students should have a basic understanding of waste and its management.


Content DevelopmentTimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Points/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Introduction5 minsDiscussion– Discuss the importance of waste management and recycling.Participate in the discussion.
– Introduce the topic: “Waste Recycling.”
Waste Recycling10 minsExplanation– Define waste recycling and provide examples.Listen and take notes.
– Explain the concept of recycling and its benefits.Ask questions for clarification.
Advantages of Recycling10 minsDiscussion– Discuss in detail the advantages of waste recycling and explain each one.Participate in the discussion.
Note taking5 minsNote-Taking– Have students take notes on the definition and advantages of recycling.Take notes on the topic.
Evaluation5 minsQuestion and Answer– Ask questions to test pupils’ understanding.Respond to questions.
Conclusion5 minsRecap– Summarize the key points about waste recycling and its advantages.Participate in the recap.

Note to Pupils:

Waste Recycling

Waste recycling is the process of collecting, sorting, and processing waste materials to convert them into new products.

Advantages of Waste re-cycle: Recycling has several advantages, including:

  1. Reducing Waste: Recycling helps reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills.
  2. Conserving Resources: It conserves valuable resources like metals, paper, and plastics.
  3. Protecting the Environment: Recycling reduces pollution and conserves energy.
  4. Saving Energy: It saves energy compared to producing new items from raw materials.
  5. Creating Job Opportunities: Recycling can create jobs in the recycling and manufacturing industries.


  1. Define waste recycling.
  2. List and explain 3 advantages of waste recycling.

Note to Teachers:
Customize the teaching methods and activities based on your curriculum, resources, and students’ needs. Ensure active student participation and engagement throughout the lesson.

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Last Update: October 25, 2023