Air In Motion

Subject : 

Basic Science and Technology

Term :

Second Term


Week !

Class :

Basic 2 / Primary 2/ grade 2


Previous lesson : 

The pupils have previous knowledge of various topics in their previous classes

Topic :

Air In Motion 

Behavioural objectives :

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

  • define air
  • mention how air is felt
  • define air in motion
  • say how air is felt everywhere


Instructional Materials :

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

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 :

Air is  a mixture of gases . Air is felt on our body  when it moves . Air is everywhere . Air blows pieces of paper here and there . Air blows up sand which can be dangerous to our sight . Air is presence in our body . We breathe in air and we breathe out air . The air we breathe in is called oxygen and the air we breathe out is called carbon dioxide . Air is surrounding is . Air is in soil . When water is suddenly spilled or poured on sand , air is seen as air bubbles escaping from the sand . Air is in water .  Fishes and other water creatures breathe in air in water for survival and continuous existence . When air is moving very fast , it is called wind . Wind is air in motion .

Other types of air that move so fast or violently are 

  • Strom which is a very strong wind on the sea
  • Cyclone which is a type of wind that moves  round like a circle
  • Hurricane which is a very strong violent wind that uproot trees , destroy cars and houses






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
  • Mention three examples of violent wind
  • Write out three places that air can be found
  • What is air




Prepare for the next lesson by reading about  Objects that float in air



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