Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Primary 3



Subject: Basic Science

Class: Primary 3

Term: 1st Term

Topic: Measurement

Subtitle: Measurement of Length

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

  1. Define measurement of length
  2. State measuring length instrument
  3. State unit of length

Resources and materials:

Scheme of work

Online information

Instructional material: meter ruler, measuring tape, hand span, a cubit

Building Background/connection to prior knowledge: pupils are familiar with numbers in hundred, tens and units from their previous classes.



Measurement of length is the process of measuring the distance between any two points in term of width, thickness, depth, and height.

Instruments for measuring length



Meter Rule or Ruler                                                                                       


The International System Unit (SI Unit) of measuring length is in Meter, meter is indicated as m.

100centimeter(cm) = 1Meter(m)

10milimeters(mm) = 1Centimeter(cm)

10centimeter(cm) = 1Decimter

Strategies& Activities:

Step1: Teacher revises the previous topic.

Step2: Teacher introduces the new topic.

Step3: Teacher explains the new topic.

Step4: Teacher welcomes pupils’ questions.

Step5: Teacher evaluates the pupils.

Assessment & Evaluation:1. Measure the height of your desk.

  1. mention three instrument for measuring length
  2. convert 500 centimeters to meter

WRAP UP(CONCLUSION) Teacher goes over the topic once again for better understanding.

Assignment: 1. using your hand span measure the length of your be.

2.what is the International System of measuring length?

3. convert 3meter to centimeter

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