Wind : Effects On Living Things

Subject : 

Basic Science and Technology

Term :

First   Term / 1st Term


Week 7

Class :

Basic 3 / Year 3 / Primary 3


Previous lesson : 

The pupils have been taught wind and the air in motion  in their  previous lesson 



Wind :; The Effects On Living Things 


Behavioural objectives :

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

  • Explain the meaning of wind
  • List the types of the direction wind
  • Mention the effects of wind on living things

Instructional Materials :

  • Wall charts
  • Pictures
  • Related Online Video
  • Flash Cards
  • Anemometers
  • Speedometer
  • Wind vane

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 :

What is wind ?

Wind is air in motion .  It is the natural movement of air especially in the form of current of air blowing from a particular direction to another .

Examples of Wind .

  • Hurricane
  • Cyclone
  • Storm
  • Tempest
  • Breeze,
  • Gale,
  • typhoons

Types of Wind

The types of wind depends on the temperature  of such wind, as such , wind may be

  • hot,
  • cold,
  • convectional
  • dusty

The Effects Of Wind On Living Things 

  1. Some wind may cause ship wretch
  2. Wind may blow off the roofs of most houses in the cities or villages
  3. Trees are damaged , broken down or uprooted by very strong wind
  4. Wind houses and aids the transfer of some infectious air borne diseases
  5. Most hot wing in the northern desert come with dust or sand that may result in eye problems or blindness
  6. Strong wind like cyclone and hurricane result in natural disaster.
  7. Wind is also an agent of erosion which involves the washing away of soil nutrients






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.



  • Explain the meaning of wind
  • List the types of the direction wind
  • Mention four effects of wind on living things
  • How do you guide against air borne disease like tuberculosis or COVID 19
  • What is the difference between breeze and hurricane
  • What is cyclone ?






Prepare for the next lesson by reading about water



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