• Class: Primary 3
  • Term: 2nd Term
  • Week: 6
  • Age: 8 years
  • Period:
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Date:
  • Subject: Basic Science Technology
  • Curriculum Theme: Basic Science
  • Topic: Energy
  • Content: Forms Of Energy

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

  • Cognitive Domain:
  • Define energy.
  • List at least 5 forms of energy.
  • Affective Domain:
  • Express appreciation for the importance of energy in daily life.
  • Psychomotor Domain:
  • Demonstrate simple energy-related activities (e.g., turning a hand-crank flashlight).
  • Social Domain:
  • Participate in group discussions about the various forms of energy.

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:

  • Flashcards with energy-related images
  • Hand-crank flashlight (or any simple energy demonstration tool)
  • Chart paper and markers
  • Interactive board or chalkboard
  • Textbooks

Rationale for the Lesson:
Understanding different forms of energy is crucial as it helps us comprehend the various ways energy works and its significance in our daily lives.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:
Students should have basic knowledge of the concept of energy.


Content Development: Energy – Forms Of Energy

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeaching StrategyTeachers ActivityPupils ActivityLearning Point
Introduction 5 minsDiscussionQuestion and AnswerAsk pupils if they know what energy is.Respond to questions and share their ideas.Understand the importance of discussing energy.
Define Energy 10 minsExplanationGuided DiscoveryDefine energy using simple language.Listen and participate in the discussion.Grasp the concept of energy.
Forms of Energy 10 minsDemonstrationVisual AidsShow flashcards with images of various forms of energy.Observe and discuss different forms of energy.Identify and name various forms of energy.
Psychomotor Activity 5 minsHands-on ActivityExperimentationDemonstrate the working of a hand-crank flashlight.Try turning the hand-crank flashlight.Understand the practical aspect of energy.
Note Taking 5 minsWriting Note TakingProvide a summary of key points for note-taking.Take notes in their notebooks.Consolidate information through note-taking.
Conclusion 5 minsRecapReflectionSummarize the lesson and ask pupils to reflect on what they’ve learned.Share one thing they’ve learned from the lesson.Reinforce key concepts and encourage reflection.

Classroom Note:

What is Energy?

Energy is the ability to do work or cause a change.

Forms Of Energy:

  • 1. Mechanical Energy
  • 2. Thermal Energy
  • 3. Light Energy
  • 4. Sound Energy
  • 5. Electrical Energy


  1. What is energy?
  2. List three forms of energy.
  3. Demonstrate a simple energy-related activity.

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 5, 2024