• Class: Primary 3
  • Term: 2nd Term
  • Week: 7
  • Age: 8 years
  • Period:
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Date:
  • Subject: Basic Science Technology
  • Curriculum Theme: Basic Science
  • Topic: Light And Solar Energy
  • Content: Sources of light and solar energy Uses of light and solar energy

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

  • Cognitive Domain:
  • Identify 2 sources of light energy.
  • List two uses of light energy.
  • Identify two sources of solar energy.
  • List two uses of solar energy.
  • Affective Domain:
  • Appreciate the importance of conserving solar energy for the environment.
  • Psychomotor Domain:
  • Demonstrate how to use a magnifying glass to focus sunlight.
  • Social Domain:
  • Participate in a group discussion on the importance of renewable energy sources.

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:

  • Flashlight
  • Magnifying glass
  • Pictures of various light sources
  • Solar-powered device (if available)

Rationale for the Lesson:
Understanding light and solar energy is crucial for appreciating their role in our daily lives, technological advancements, and the need to conserve energy for the environment.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:
Students should have a basic understanding of energy sources.


Content Development: Light Energy And Solar Energy

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeaching StrategyTeacher’s ActivityPupils’ ActivityLearning Point
Introduction 5 minsDiscussionQuestioningInitiate a discussion on what pupils know about light and solar energy.Respond to questions and share their thoughts.Setting the stage for the lesson.
Sources of Light Energy 10 minsDemonstrationVisual AidsShow pictures of various light sources. Explain each source.Observe and identify different sources of light.Identify various sources of light energy.
Uses of Light Energy 5 minsExplanationClass DiscussionDiscuss various uses of light energy in daily life.Share ideas and experiences related to the uses of light.Understand practical applications of light energy.
Sources of Solar Energy5 minsDemonstrationVisual AidsShow pictures and discuss various sources of solar energy.Identify and discuss different sources of solar energy.Recognize sources contributing to solar energy.
Uses of Solar Energy 5 minsExplanationClass DiscussionDiscuss various uses of solar energy in technology.Share thoughts on solar-powered devices and their applications.Understand practical applications of solar energy.
Social Activities 5 minsGroup DiscussionCollaborative LearningInitiate a group discussion on the importance of conserving solar energy.Participate in the group discussion, sharing ideas and opinions.Appreciate the importance of renewable energy sources.
Note-taking 2 minsWriting Guided Note-takingSummarize key points on sources and uses of light and solar energy.Take notes on the important information shared during the lesson.Capture essential details for future reference.
Conclusion 3 minsRecapReflectionRecap the main concepts and ask pupils what they’ve learned.Share one thing they found interesting or learned during the lesson.Reinforce the key concepts of the lesson.

Classroom Note:

Sources of Light Energy

  • Sun
  • Bulbs
  • Candles
  • Flashlights

Uses of Light Energy

  • Illumination
  • Vision (seeing)
  • Photosynthesis (plants using light to make food)
  • Signaling (e.g., traffic lights)

Sources of Solar Energy

  • Sun
  • Solar panels
  • Solar-powered devices
  • Reflectors

Uses of Solar Energy

  • Electricity generation
  • Heating water
  • Solar-powered vehicles
  • Charging electronic devices


  1. Name three sources of light energy.
  2. List two uses of solar energy.
  3. Discuss one benefit of conserving solar energy.

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