Class: Primary 2

Term: 2nd Term

Week: 4

Age: 6 years


Duration: 40 minutes


Subject: Basic Science And Technology

Curriculum Theme: Basic Technology

Topic: Drying Moulded Objects

Content: Drying With Fire

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

  • Explain the concept of drying moulded objects with fire

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:

  • Moulded objects
  • Fire source (teacher-monitored)
  • Heat-resistant gloves (for teacher)
  • Safety guidelines poster

Rationale for the Lesson:

Understanding how to dry moulded objects with fire is crucial for practical applications and emphasizes safety measures when working with heat.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:

Students should have basic knowledge of moulded objects and safety precautions.


Content Development: Drying Moulded Objects with Fire

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Point/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Introduction 5 minsDiscussion Discuss the importance of drying moulded objects with fire. Ask questions to assess prior knowledge.Respond to questions and engage in the discussion.
Safety Guidelines 5 minsExplanationExplain safety measures when using fire. Emphasize the importance of teacher supervision.Listen and understand safety guidelines.
Practical Demonstration 10 minsDemonstrationDemonstrate how to safely heat moulded objects with fire. Use heat-resistant gloves.Observe and pay attention to the demonstration.
Guided Practice10 minsGroup ActivityDivide pupils into small groups. Supervise as they heat their moulded objects with fire (teacher-monitored).Collaborate in groups to heat moulded objects with teacher supervision.
Note Taking 2 minsWriting Provide brief notes summarizing key points of the lesson.Copy notes into their notebooks.
Evaluation 3 minsQuestion and AnswerAsk questions related to safety measures and the process of heating moulded objects.Answer questions individually.
Conclusion 5 minsRecap and DiscussionSummarize the lesson. Emphasize the importance of safety when working with fire.Share thoughts on what they’ve learned.

Note to Pupils:
Drying Moulded Objects With Fire

The concept of drying moulded objects with fire involves using heat to remove moisture and solidify or harden a material that has been shaped or molded.


  1. Introduction to Drying: Drying is a way to remove water or moisture from things. When we mold or shape objects using materials like clay or certain types of dough, they are often wet or soft. Drying helps make them firm and strong.
  2. Using Fire for Drying: Fire is a source of heat that can speed up the drying process. In certain activities, like crafting or molding objects, we can carefully use fire to make the objects dry faster. This doesn’t mean setting things on fire, but using heat from a safe source.
  3. Safety Guidelines: We always follow safety guidelines when using fire. This includes keeping a safe distance, not playing with fire, and letting the teacher handle the heating part. Safety is the most important thing when we are working with heat.
  4. Why We Dry Objects: We dry objects to make them strong and long-lasting. Imagine if we made a clay figure or a craft, and it stayed wet and soft forever – it wouldn’t last. Drying with fire helps our creations become hard and stay in the shape we want them to be.

Drying molded objects with fire is a creative and hands-on way to understand the basic principles of shaping materials and making them useful and durable. Always remember, safety comes first when working with fire.


  1. Why is it important to follow safety guidelines when using fire?
  2. Explain the steps you would take to heat a moulded object with fire.
  3. When should you have a teacher supervise when using fire?

Note to Teachers:

Customize the lesson content, teaching methods, and pupil activities to suit your teaching style, curriculum, and available resources. Ensure strict adherence to safety guidelines during the practical demonstration.

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Last Update: November 20, 2023