Revision Basic Science Primary 3 Week 11 First Term Plan Lesson Notes
Subject: Basic Science
Class: Primary 3
Term: First Term
Topic: Revision (Measurement, Time, Weight, Soil Meaning, Types and Importance, Water Qualities and Uses)
Duration: 45 minutes
Entry Behaviour: Students are expected to have prior knowledge of basic measurement units, understanding of time concepts, familiarity with weight, and basic knowledge of soil and water.
Types of Soil
Importance of Soil
Uses of Water
Behavioural Objectives: By the end of the lesson, students should be able to:
Recall and apply measurement units.
Understand basic time concepts.
Differentiate between various weights.
Define soil and identify its types.
Explain the importance of soil.
Identify water qualities.
List various uses of water.
Embedded Core Skills:
Measurement tools (ruler, measuring cups)
Clock or time-telling devices
Objects with different weights
Pictures or samples of soil types
Charts or diagrams illustrating soil importance
Samples of water with different qualities
Pictures depicting water uses
Introduction (5 minutes):
Quick review of previous lessons.
Overview of today’s topics.
Presentation (15 minutes):
Demonstration of measuring objects using appropriate tools.
Discussion on basic time concepts (hours, minutes).
Introduction to different weights and their significance.
Step 1 (10 minutes):
Teacher engages students in a hands-on measurement activity using rulers and measuring cups.
Class practices reading and telling time on a clock.
Step 2 (10 minutes):
Teacher introduces objects with different weights.
Class participates in a weight sorting activity.
Step 3 (10 minutes):
Teacher defines soil and presents pictures or samples of soil types.
Discussion on the importance of soil and its various types.
What is the purpose of a ruler in measurement?
Answer: The purpose of a ruler in measurement is to provide a standardized and consistent unit for measuring length or distance. It helps in obtaining accurate and uniform measurements.
2. Can you tell the time on a clock with an hour and minute hand?
Answer: Yes, the hour hand indicates the hour, while the minute hand indicates the minutes. By observing their positions, one can tell the time on a clock.
3. Differentiate between a heavy and light object. Provide examples.
Answer: A heavy object has more weight, while a light object has less weight. For example, a rock is heavy, and a feather is light.
4. Define soil and list three types of soil.
Answer: Soil is a mixture of minerals, organic matter, gases, liquids, and organisms that support plant life. Three types of soil are sandy soil, clay soil, and loamy soil.
5. Why is soil important for plants and agriculture?
Answer: Soil is essential for plants and agriculture because it provides nutrients, support, and a medium for plant roots to grow. It also helps retain water and allows air circulation, promoting plant health.
6. Identify the qualities of clean water.
Answer: Clean water should be clear, colorless, odorless, and tasteless. It should be free from impurities, contaminants, and harmful microorganisms.
7. List three uses of water in daily life.
Answer: Three uses of water in daily life are drinking, cooking, and bathing.
8. How many minutes are in one hour?
Answer: There are 60 minutes in one hour.
9. Compare the weight of a book and a feather. Which is heavier?
Answer: The book is heavier than the feather.
10. Explain one importance of measuring things accurately.
Answer: Accurate measurements are important to ensure precision and consistency in various fields such as science, construction, and cooking. It helps in obtaining reliable data and achieving desired outcomes
Facilitate hands-on activities and demonstrations.
Provide explanations and examples.
Guide discussions on soil and water concepts.
Engage in hands-on measurement and time-telling activities.
Participate in weight sorting activities.
Discuss and identify different soil types and their importance.
Continuous observation of students’ participation and understanding.
Written assessment on measurement units and time concepts.
Weight sorting activity assessment.
Class discussion and questions on soil types and water qualities.
Ten Evaluation Questions:
What is the purpose of a ruler in measurement?
Can you tell the time on a clock with an hour and minute hand?
Differentiate between a heavy and light object. Provide examples.
Define soil and list three types of soil.
Why is soil important for plants and agriculture?
Identify the qualities of clean water.
List three uses of water in daily life.
How many minutes are in one hour?
Compare the weight of a book and a feather. Which is heavier?
Explain one importance of measuring things accurately.
Conclusion on the Topic:
Recap key concepts covered in the lesson.
Emphasize the practical applications of measurement, understanding time, recognizing weights, and appreciating the importance of soil and water in our daily lives.