Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Primary 1

Simple machine

Week 1

Subject: Basic Tech

Term: 1st Term

Class: Primary 1

Topic: Simple machine 

Behavioral objectives: At the end of the lessons, the pupils should be able to

  1. Explains the meaning of simple machine.
  2. Identify simple machines.

Instructional materials

Cutlass, Can open, Spoon and references materials 

Scheme of work 

And other relevant materials

6 years basic Education curriculum

Online information

Building background connection to prior knowledge: pupils are familiar with the topic in their previous classes


Simple machine, any of several devices with few or no moving parts that are used to modify motion and force in order to perform work. The simple machines are the inclined plane, lever, wedge, wheel and axle, pulley, and screw. e.g broom, spoon, hoe, saw/swing, cutlass.

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Strategies and activities:

step1: Teacher revised previous lesson

Step 2: teacher introduces the new topic

Step 3: Teacher explains new topic

Step 4: Teacher welcomes pupils’ questions.

Step 5: Teacher evaluates the pupils

Assessment and evaluation

Teacher asks questions from pupils based on the topic 

 Wrap up and conclusions

Teacher goes over the topic for better understanding.


1. Define machine

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