Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Primary 3

Air in motion


Subject: Basic Science

Class: Primary 3

Term: 1st Term

Topic: Air in motion

Subtitle: Wind

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

  1. Define wind
  2. State importance of wind

Resources and materials:

Scheme of work

Online information

Instructional material: picture chart

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



Definition of wind

Wind is defined as air in motion or the natural movement of air especially in the form of current of air blowing from a particular direction.

Wind have various name depending on their strength, examples of are; breeze, gale, storm and hurricane while hurricane, storm, gale and cyclone are strong wind.There are four types of wind, which are; hot, cold, convectional and slope wind. When wind blows an object it moves, wind cannot be seen but can be felt.

Importance of wind

  1. It a means of transportation for seeds, and small birds.
  2. Wind is a source of renewable energy.
  3. For drying of clothes
  4. For sailing ships
  5. Wind can be used to pump water.
  6. People breathe in air, which in motion is wind, and so do plants and animals.
  7. Windmill is use to generate electricity.


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. Define wind
  2. Mention four examples of strong wind
  3. We use wind to …………… water.

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


  1. State three importance of wind
  2. Write four types of wind

………………… is a form of current blowing in a particular direction

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