• Class: Primary 4
  • Term: 2nd Term
  • Week: 9
  • Age: 9 years
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Subject: Basic Science Technology
  • Curriculum Theme: Basic Science
  • Topic: Water
  • Content: Water As A Solvent, Substance that dissolves in water (e.g., salt, sugar)

Specific Objectives:

  • Cognitive Domain: Pupils will list and understand substances that can dissolve in water.
  • Affective Domain: Pupils will appreciate the importance of water as a solvent in daily life.
  • Psychomotor Domain: Pupils will demonstrate the process of dissolving various substances in water.
  • Social Domain: Pupils will engage in group discussions about the practical applications of water as a solvent.

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:

  • Samples of salt, sugar, and other soluble substances
  • Water
  • Beakers or transparent containers
  • Stirring rod

Rationale for the Lesson:
Understanding water as a solvent is fundamental in science, and it has practical applications in everyday life, such as in cooking, cleaning, and various industrial processes.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:
Pupils have basic knowledge of water and simple substances.

INSTRUCTIONAL PROCEDURES: Water As A Solvent

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeaching StrategyTeacher’s ActivityPupil’s ActivityLearning Point
Introduction5
min
InteractiveQuestioningIntroduce topicListeningEngaging pupils
Water as a Solvent10
min
DemonstrationExperimentationDemonstrateObservingUnderstanding
List of Soluble Substances10
min
DiscussionBrainstormingFacilitateListingKnowledge
Practical Application10
min
Hands-onExperimentationGuide experimentsPracticingSkills
Note Taking5
min
WritingNote-makingDictate notesCopying notesDocumentation
Evaluation2
min
Q&AAssessmentAsk questionsAnsweringAssessment
Conclusion3
min
SummarizationReinforcementSummarize lessonReflectingReinforcement

Classroom Note:

Water As A Solvent

Water is known as a “universal solvent” because it can dissolve more substances than any other liquid. This property is crucial in our daily lives, from making beverages to industrial processes.

Substances That Can Dissolve In Water

  1. Salt
  2. Sugar
  3. Coffee
  4. Baking soda
  5. Lemon juice

Evaluation Questions:

  1. Why is water called a universal solvent?
  2. Name three substances that can dissolve in water.
  3. Describe an experiment to show how salt dissolves in 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 29, 2024