• Class: Primary 3
  • Term: 2nd Term
  • Week: 10
  • Age: 8 years
  • Period:
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Date:
  • Subject: Pre Vocational Studies
  • Curriculum Theme: Agricultural Science
  • Topic: Water
  • Content: Importance And Properties Of Water

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

  • Cognitive Domain: Define water.
  • Affective Domain: Mention 5 importance of water to the human body.
  • Psychomotor Domain: List 5 properties of water.
  • Social Domain: Engage in a group discussion to list 2 importance and properties of water.

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 of water sources
  • Charts illustrating importance of water
  • Samples of water for observation
  • Marker board and markers

Rationale for the Lesson:
Understanding the importance and properties of water is crucial for daily life, emphasizing its significance in agriculture, health, and various practical activities.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:
Students should have a basic understanding of what water is.


Content Development: Water

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeaching StrategyTeacher’s ActivityPupils’ ActivityLearning Point
Introduction5 minsDiscussionQuestion and AnswerAsk pupils what they know about water. Discuss its sources and importance.Respond to questions and share their knowledge.Understand the importance of water in daily life.
Importance of Water10 minsDemonstrationShowing and TellingUse pictures and charts to illustrate the importance of water in agriculture and health.Observe and discuss the pictures.Identify 5 importance of water.
Properties of Water10 minsExplorationExperimentationConduct simple experiments to show properties like transparency and colorlessness.Participate in the experiments.List 5 properties of water.
Group Discussion5 minsGroup ActivityCollaborative LearningDivide pupils into groups. Each group discusses and lists 2 importance and properties of water.Engage in group discussions.Socialize and share ideas within groups.
Note taking 5 minsWriting Guided Note TakingProvide a summary of the key points on importance and properties of water.Take notes and jot down important information.Consolidate information for reference.
Evaluation 2 minsQuestion and AnswerInteractive AssessmentAsk questions related to the specific objectives.Answer questions individually.Assess cognitive, affective, psychomotor, and social domains.
Conclusion 3 minsRecapSummarizationSummarize the lesson, highlighting the importance and properties of water.Share one new thing they’ve learned.Reinforce the importance of water.

Classroom Note:


Water is a clear, colorless, odorless, and tasteless liquid that is essential for life.

Importance of water to the human body:

  1. Helps digestion
  2. Keeps the body cool
  3. Hydrates the skin
  4. Aids in nutrient transport
  5. Eliminates waste.

Properties of water:

  1. Transparency
  2. Colorlessness
  3. Odorlessness
  4. Tastelessness
  5. Liquidity.


  1. What is the definition of water?
  2. List two importance of water to the human body.
  3. Name one property of water.

Note to Teachers:
Customize the lesson content, teaching methods, and pupil activities to suit your teaching style, curriculum, and available resources.

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Last Update: January 18, 2024