Qualities of Water Grade 2

Subject : 

Basic Science and Technology

Term :

Second Term


Week 4

Class :

Basic 2 / Primary 2/ grade 2


Previous lesson : 

The pupils have previous knowledge of  Making of objects like paper plane  that floats in air that was previously taught in their previous lesson on Basic Science and Technology

Topic :



Behavioural objectives :

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

  • say what is water
  • give examples of where water is found
  • say the uses of water


Instructional Materials :

  • Wall charts
  • Pictures
  • Related Online Video
  • Flash Cards
  • Paper
  • Thread
  • Glue
  • Gum

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 :

Water is liquid . Water is in our body . Water is useful . We make use of water everyday ,

What do we use water for ?

Water is used for the following

  • for bathing
  • for cooking
  • for washing
  • for brushing our teeth
  • for flushing the toilet
  • for drinking
  • for watering plants


What are the sources of Water ? 

These are some of the sources of water

  • Tap
  • Well
  • Borehole
  • Rainfall
  • Stream
  • Lake
  • River
  • Sea
  • Ocean

How do we know if this water is good for man’s use ?

These are the qualities of good water that is okay for man’s uses

  • Good water must be tasteless
  • Good water must be odourless
  • Good water must be colourless
  • Good water must be free from germs



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.



  • What is water
  • mention  two examples of objects that floats in air
  • What two things that  we use water for ?
  • say or explain three things which make objects to float in the air
  • What are the sources of Water ? Mention five sources of water .
  • list three importance or benefits of objects floating in the air
  • How do we know if this water is good for man’s use ? Mention four ways of knwing that this water is good for man’s use 




Prepare for the next lesson by reading about Uses of  Water


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