Qualities of Water

Subject : 

Basic Science and Technology

Term :

Second Term


Week 6

Class :

Basic 2 / Primary 2/ grade 2


Previous lesson : 

The pupils have previous knowledge of  Water that was previously taught in their previous lesson on Basic Science and Technology

Topic :

Qualities Of Water 


Behavioural objectives :

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

  • say the uses of water
  • Mention qualities or appearance of good 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 are the qualities or appearance of good water that is good for human use ?

These are the qualities or features or uniques of good water that we can use at home, in school or at any where

  • Good water must be free from germs
  • Good water must have no colour
  • Good water must-have no smell or odour
  • Good water that is good for use must not contain any dirt or particles
  • Good water must lather with soap so that we can use it for bathing or washing
  • Water can either be liquid as in cold ice water, solid as solid ice block or gas as steam or water vapour
  • The ph level of good water must not be too high or too low for drinking. It must be between the pH level of 6.5 to 8.5





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 three states of water.
  • What two things that  we use water for? 
  • What are the sources of Water? 
  • list three qualities of water
  • 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 Qualities of   Water


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