• Class: Primary 2
  • Term: 3rd Term
  • Week: 2
  • Age: 7 years
  • Period:
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Date:
  • Subject: Basic Science Technology
  • Curriculum Theme: Physical and Health Education
  • Topic: Air Pollution
  • Content: Meaning of Pollution & Air Pollution

Specific Objectives:

  • Cognitive domain: Students should be able to explain the meaning of pollution and specifically air pollution.
  • Affective domain: Students should show concern about the effects of air pollution on health and environment.
  • Psychomotor domain: Students should be able to identify sources of air pollution through pictures and real-life examples.
  • Social domain: Students should discuss how everyone can help reduce air pollution.

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:

  • Pictures of smog, factories, vehicles, and clean vs polluted air
  • Charts and diagrams of pollution effects
  • Real-life objects (e.g., leaves covered in soot)

Rationale for the Lesson:
Understanding air pollution is crucial for young students as it directly affects their health and the environment they live in. This lesson will help them identify sources of pollution and think about steps to reduce it, fostering a sense of responsibility and awareness from a young age.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:
Students are expected to be familiar with basic environmental concepts like cleanliness and waste disposal.


Content Development: Air Pollution

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeaching StrategyTeacher’s ActivityPupils’ ActivityLearning Point
Step 1: Introduction5minDiscussionQuestion and AnswerIntroduce the topic, ask what students know about air pollution.Respond to questions, share prior knowledge.Understanding prior knowledge and engaging interest.
Step 2: Meaning of Pollution10minLectureExplanation and ExamplesExplain pollution, show pictures of different pollution types.Listen and observe different examples of pollution.Learn what pollution is.
Step 3: Meaning Of Air Pollution10minInteractiveGuided DiscoveryDiscuss air pollution, use diagrams to show effects.Participate in identifying sources of air pollution.Understand specifics of air pollution.
Step 4: Effects and Prevention10minGroup ActivityRole Play/Problem SolvingFacilitate group discussions on how to reduce air pollution.Discuss in groups, present ideas.Learn about prevention methods.
Step 5: Note Taking2minWritingDictationDictate notes for pupils to write in their books.Write notes in their books.Reinforce learning through writing.
Step 6: Evaluation2minQ&AInteractive QuizAsk questions related to air pollution.Answer questions verbally.Assess understanding of the lesson.
Step 7: Conclusion1minSummaryRecapSummarize the key points of the lesson.Listen and ask any remaining questions.Summarize and clarify the day’s learning.

Classroom Note

Meaning Of Pollution

Pollution is when harmful substances are introduced into the environment, making it unsafe or unfit for use.

Meaning Of Air Pollution

Air pollution occurs when harmful substances like smoke, dust, and gases are released into the air, making it harmful for living things.

Evaluation Questions:

  1. What is pollution?
  2. Give two examples of air pollution.
  3. Why should we be concerned about air pollution?

Note to Teachers:
Adapt the visual aids and group activities based on the resources available and the classroom setup. Make sure the pictures and real-life examples are relatable to the students’ daily lives to ensure better understanding and retention.