Subject : BASIC Science and Technology


Topic : Forces

Meaning of Forces

Examples of Forces

Types of Forces

Effects of Forces


Class : Primary 6 / Basic 6


Term : Third Term


Week : Week 5


Instructional Materials :

Large stone, supermarket door, online materials, textbooks


Previous Knowledge :

The pupils have been taught various types of machine


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

Explain Force

Say instances of situation where Forces are used

Give examples of forces

Mention types of forces

Say the effects of forces




Content :

A force is needed to make an object to move an initial position to a final position. A force can either be a pull or a push. Force is needed to do almost everyday activities in life.

Examples of instances where force is needed.

Force is needed to open the supermarket door which they always write push or pull. Force is needed to move large box, stone, cupboard, teacher’s table, to pull the stubborn goat

Force is needed to push daddy’s car that suddenly refused to move, Please take note that force can be either a pull or a push


Effects of Forces

  1. It makes objects to start moving

  2. It makes objects to stop moving

  3. It makes objects to change its direction


Types of Forces

  1. Frictional Force
  2. Gravitational Force
  3. Mechanical Force
  4. Magnetic Force

Note that a pull makes an object to move very close to you

A push makes an object to move away from you


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 Force
  2. What can force be?… A………. or a……..
  4. Mention four types of force


Conclusion :

The class reacher gives a brief note and he goes round to mark



Assignment :

Explain the force of Gravity

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