Class: Primary 2

Term: 2nd Term

Week: 9

Age: 6 years


Duration: 40 minutes


Subject: Basic Science And Technology

Curriculum Theme: Basic Science

Topic: Identifying Science Equipments In The School Laboratory

Content: Uses Of Science Equipments In The School Laboratory

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

  • Identify and name different science equipment and their uses.

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:

  • Pictures of science equipment
  • Real examples of basic science equipment
  • Whiteboard and markers

Rationale for the Lesson:

Understanding science equipment and their uses is essential for practical knowledge in daily life and lays the foundation for scientific curiosity.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:

Students should have basic awareness of school laboratory settings.

Content Development: Identifying Science Equipments In The School Laboratory

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Point/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Introduction 10 minsIntroduce the topic Introduce the lesson. Discuss the importance of technology and its presence in everyday life. Ask questions to assess prior knowledge.Respond to questions and share thoughts on where technology is seen.
Identifying Science Equipment 10 minsVisual PresentationShow pictures and real examples of science equipment. Discuss each item and its use in the school laboratory.Observe and discuss the presented science equipment.
Naming and Uses10 minsGroup ActivityDivide pupils into groups. Provide different science equipment to each group. Have them name and discuss the uses of the equipment.Identify, name, and discuss the uses of assigned science equipment.
Note Taking 2 minsWriting Provide brief notes summarizing key points of the lesson.Copy the notes into their notebooks.
Evaluation 5 minsQuestion and AnswerAsk questions related to the identified science equipment and their uses.Answer questions individually.
Conclusion (3 mins)3 minsRecap and DiscussionSummarize the lesson, emphasizing the importance of understanding science equipment.Share what they’ve learned and discuss the relevance of science equipment.

Note to Pupils:

Science Equipments In The School Laboratory

  1. Microscope:
  • Use: Magnifies tiny objects for detailed observation, helping students study cells and microorganisms.

2. Beaker:

  • Use: Holds and measures liquids during experiments, facilitating accurate volume measurements.

3. Magnifying Glass:

  • Use: Enlarges and enhances the view of small objects, aiding in the examination of details.

4. Test Tubes:

  • Use: Holds small amounts of substances for various chemical reactions and experiments.

5. Thermometer:

  • Use: Measures temperature, essential for experiments involving heat and changes in temperature.

6. Bunsen Burner:

  • Use: Produces an open flame for heating and sterilizing substances during experiments.

7. Petri Dish:

  • Use: Used for cultivating microorganisms and observing their growth.

8. Safety Goggles:

  • Use: Protects students’ eyes from potential hazards during experiments.

9. Graduated Cylinder:

  • Use: Measures precise volumes of liquids in milliliters.

10. Magnet:

  • Use: Demonstrates the properties of magnetism and attracts magnetic materials.


  1. Can you name three science equipment items discussed in class today?
  2. Explain the importance of understanding the uses of science equipment in the laboratory.

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: November 17, 2023