What is Air

Subject :

Basic Science and Technology

Topic :

What is Air

Class :

Nursery 1


Term :

First Term


Week :

Week 6


Instructional Materials :

  • Weather chart
  • Textbooks
  • Wall charts
  • Pictures



Previous Knowledge :

The pupils have been taught

Examples of Weather Conditions

in their previous lesson



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


  • say what is air
  • say that air is present everywhere
  • say that we breathe in air and we breathe out air


Content :


Air is the main reason for life on earth. Without air, we will not be alive. Air is the natural phenomenon that supports life on earth.

We need air for breathing.

Air is a mixture of gases. It provides the body with all the energy it needs to carry out its activities.

During the rainy seasons, organisms that live in the soil, like earthworm come up the soil for air during the rainy season. This is because when it rains, water fills up the vacant spaces and air can not get to the organisms. So, they come to the top of the soil to get air.

The air we breathe in is called oxygen

The air we breathe out is called carbon dioxide .

Air is everywhere .

The air that is moving very fast is called wind .

The air that is moving very slowly is called breeze .

Air makes plants to grow .

Air makes fish to grow .

Both plants and animals need air to survive .

What is Air

Air is made up of

Air is what we breathe to stay alive

Air gives energy to plants, animals and human beings

We cannot see air, we can only feel it




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


Evaluation :

  • What is air ?
  • What do we call the air we breathe in ?
  • What do we call the air we breathe out ?
  • Where can we find air ?
  • What is carbon dioxide ?


Conclusion :

Class teacher wraps up the lesson , gives a short note and goes round to mark


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