Air Pollution : Meaning and Pollutants

Subject:  Agricultural Science 


Class: Basic 1 / Primary 1 / Year 1


Term: Second Term / 2nd Term


Week: Week 11



Air Pollution and things that make air unfit for man and animal use



Previous Knowledge: The pupils have previous knowledge of

Uses of Air

that was taught in their previous lesson.



Behavioural  Objectives : At the end of the lesson, learners will be able to

  • Say the meaning of air pollution
  • Say the things that pollute air
  • Say how to reduce air pollution


Instructional Materials 

  • Wall Charts showing causes of air pollution
  • Online Resource with pictures showing air pushing things in all directions
  • Textbooks


Methods of Teaching 

  • Role modelling
  • Questions and Answers
  • Explanation
  • Discussion
  • Recitation
  • Imitation
  • Story Telling
  • Dramatization



Pollution means to defile.

Air Pollution means things that make air unfit for man and animal use.

Examples of air pollutants are smoke, tear gas, dust, etc




Objects That Can Be Filled With Air




The topic is presented step by step

Step 1: The class teacher revises the old topic

Step 2: The class teacher introduces the new topic

Step 3: The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own contributions and gives room for pupils” participation



Class Teacher and Pupils Activities. Interaction or Participation 

This involves class teacher and pupils’ interaction, conversation, imitation or modeling through discussion, play method or just by recitation or asking and answering questions that are related to the topic that has just been taught.



  1. The air we breathe in is called ___

  2. The air that we breathe out is called ___
  3. Plants need ____ to live

  4. Animals need ___ to survive
  5. ___ pressure pushes things in all directions

  6. ___ pressure makes plane to fly in the sky.

  7. ___ can float in the air

  8. We blow ____ on our hot food to make it cool.
  9. Things that make air defile are called air ____
  10. Tear gas is an example of ___ pollutant

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Uses of Air



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