Concepts of Day and Night

KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD

 

 

Subject : Basic Science and Technology First Term KG 1

 

 

 

Topic :

Concepts of Day and Night

 

Class :

Kindergarten 1 KG 1

 

Term :


1st Term / First Term

 

Week :

Week 8

 

Instructional Materials :

  • Wall chart
  • Pictures
  • Video relating to topic of discussion

 

Reference Materials

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

Previous Knowledge :

The pupils have previous knowledge of

The planet earth

during their previous lessons

 

Behavioural Objectives :  At the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to

  • say what causes day and night
  • explain why the sun shines in the morning and the moon in the night

 

 

Content :

WHAT CAUSES DAY AND NIGHT

Wonder and imagination are the foundations of both arts and sciences.

This lesson will help the young kids to know big things about the Earth and it will open up opportunities for gaining deeper scientific knowledge.

EXPLANATION:

The world is like a ball. We call the top half the Northern hemisphere and the bottom half, the southern hemisphere. The imaginary line in between them is called the equator.

The earth is always spinning around. When the sun is facing the earth, we have day, when the sun is backing the earth, we have night.

We have day and night because the earth spins or rotates on an imaginary line called axis and different parts of the planets are facing towards the sun or away from it.

The sun does not move, but the Earth is always moving round the sun. Any part of the earth that faces the sun, that place experiences day— that is all the countries on that

 

 

part of the Earth will have Day while the countries on the part of the Earth that is backing the sun will have Night because, at that point, they are not getting sunlight.

 

 

  • PROMPTING QUESTION: what causes day and Night:

 

  • RESPONSE: We have day and night because

The earth moves round the sun once every day.

 

 

CLASS ACTIVITY:

This activity is to demonstrate how the Earth moves round the sun and how day and night comes about.

  1. Ask one child to hold a big yellow ball to act as the sun
  2. Have the other to hold a globe or even a green ball to represent

(Remind them that the sun does not move but the Earth move around the sun)

  1. Have the child with the yellow ball stand in the middle of the room
  2. Have the child with the globe or green ball cycle around the yellow
  3. As the child is cycling, indicate when the child faces the sun and when she/he faces away from the sun.

 

 

 

Presentation

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

 

Meaning of habitat

What animals need to survive in their habitats

 


 

 

Conclusion :

 

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.

 

 

 

(Visited 16 times, 1 visits today)

error: Alert: Content is protected !!