Simple Machine. The Usefulness and Importance of Inclined Plane primary 6, Basic Science and Technology, Third Term

Subject :BASIC Science and Technology


Topic :Meaning Examples and Advantages of Inclined Plane


Class :Primary 6 (BASIC 6)


Term :Third Term


Week : 4


Instructional Materials :

Online Materials

Schemes of work

Wall charts



Previous Knowledge :

The pupils have been taught types of Levers and Pulley


Behavioural Objectives :  At the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to

Explain inclined plane

Say the meaning of Inclined Plane

Mention advantages of Inclined Plane


Content :

Inclined Plane is constructed when a plank is laid straight on the ground to slide heavy load.

Inclined planes are always used in construction industries and building sites to move heavy objects

Examples of Inclined Plane

  1. Ladder

  2. Plank

  3. Staircase


Uses of Inclined Plane

  1. To move heavy objects

  2. To slide heavy objects that cannot be moved

  3. To move up to a higher place that is above human level or height


Advantages of Inclined plane

1.Inclined plane enables us to lift loads above normal human heights

  1. We use Inclined Plane to reach higher heights

  2. Inclined planes are easy to construct and use

  3. Inclined planes makes work easier and faster

  4. Inclined Planes reduce stress



The topic is presented step by step


Step 1: The class teacher revises the previous topics


Step 2. He introduces the new topic


Step 3: The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own examples and he corrects them when the needs arise


Evaluation :

  1. What is inclined plane

  2. Mention two uses of Inclined planes

  3. Mention four advantages of Inclined planes


Conclusion :

He gives out a brief note and he goes round to mark



Assignment :

  1. What are simple machines

  2. What is a lever

  3. Give two examples of Pulley

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