Our Weather Conditions

Subject : 

Basic Science and Technology

Term :

First Term


Week 4

Class :

Primary 6/ Basic 6


Previous lesson : 

The pupils have previous knowledge of Drug use and abuse

Topic :

Our Weather Conditions

Specific Behavioural objectives :

At the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to

  • define weather
  • mention examples of  weather symbols
  • explain the  uses of weather symbols
  • list examples of  weather conditions
  • write out weather instruments
  • say the uses of weather instruments


Instructional Materials :

  • Wall charts
  • Pictures
  • Related Online Video
  • Flash Cards
  • Weather charts

Methods of Teaching :

  • Class Discussion
  • Group Discussion
  • Asking Questions
  • Explanation
  • Role Modelling
  • Role Delegation


Reference Materials :

  • Scheme of Work
  • Online Information
  • Textbooks
  • Workbooks
  • 9 Year Basic Education Curriculum
  • Workbooks


Content  Development :

Weather is the condition of the atmosphere for a very short period of time . It is the situation of the sky in respect of wind , heat ,sunlight or cold .Hence  we can say that the weather is windy , hot , sunny or cold .

Weather conditions are measured with special instruments which are called weather instruments . The results that are obtained from the use of these weather instruments are recorded in the weather records . 

We can make use of charts , symbols or diagrams when we want to record weather situations or conditions in our weather records .


Weather Records
The relatively permanent condition of the weather for a long Period of time in
a given area is called climate. Weather records are used to forecast the
conditions of the Atmosphere at regular intervals.

Weather records help ‘to predict the weather and the Predictions also help us
in our day to day activities such as agriculture, travelling, planning, etc.
Weather changes over a short period of time. Scientist that study Weather
conditions are called meteorologists.

There are various Ways of keeping
weather records. One of such ways is to Measure weather conditions and
record them in a chart. In this case, a weather chart is formed. A weather
chart is thus a record of weather changes over a period of time.

Some of the instruments used are written  below.

Weather conditions and the Instruments used

1.Rainfall    = Rain Gauge

2.Atmospheric  pressure   = Barometer

3.Temperature   = Thermometer


4.Wind  direction  =   Wind vane

5.Wind  intensity   =  Anemometer

6.Relative  humidity  =  Hygrometer

7.Light  intensity  =   Photometer




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




The class teacher wraps up or conclude the lesson by giving out short note to summarize the topic that he or she has just taught.

The class teacher also goes round to make sure that the notes are well copied or well written by the pupils.

He or she does the necessary corrections when and where  the needs arise.



1 .State the meaning  Weather .
2. Draw Four weather symbols
3. List four weather conditions
4, Mention four  weather instruments




Prepare for the next lesson by reading about OUR EARTH AND SKY



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