understanding of the existence of solids, liquids and gases which form matter.





  Subject: Physics


Teacher:   Lesson Plan Date: 4





By the end of this lesson, the students should be in a position to have an understanding of the existence of solids, liquids and gases which form matter. Besides, they should be in a position to give examples of the three states of matter from real life experiences.

Standards( Science)

Identification of the language structures necessary for the disciplinary literacy.

Focusing on teaching the chapter with a goal of meeting the objectives and not for the sake of performing highly in the examinations.

ASSESSMENT” Begin with the End in Mind”

I will have an understanding of whether the students have made a progress of the objectives through asking them questions at the end of the lesson. If they are able to answer the majority of the questions, then it follows that they have made a positive progress towards achieving the goals of the lesson.



The essential question should be; what is matter?



The main goal of this lesson is to ensure that the children are equipped with the knowledge on the various states of matter. To that end, they will be required to know the answers to the following questions;

What are characteristics of gases, solids and liquids?

What are the three states of matter?

What are the examples of solids, liquids and the gases?












§  The teacher would go on to introduce the lesson for the day.

§  The teacher will give the students the objectives of the lesson.

§  The teacher would then go on to inform the students about the instructional material to bring to the class, group works for the lesson and the activities that will take part in the class.



25-30 min


Engage“I DO”

The teacher enters into the classroom and requires that all the students show themselves at the front of the classroom. They should be carrying their books and pens.  The students should be informed to put the pens and the books on the table.  From this activity, it is observed that the books and the pens occupy space. The students should be asked to give their views about the observations.




Elicit/ Engineer“WE DO”

The teacher should then go on to give ideal examples of the states of matter.  For instance, objects such as cars. From this point, the tutor should ask the kids to give their own examples of the objects that are categorized as matter.

Examine “THEY DO”

The teacher should measure the students’ mastery of the concepts of the lesson through requiring them to answer the following quiz: Objects that occupy space and have weight can be grouped as _

Evaluate “YOU DO”

Here, the teacher should test the children’s Understanding of the disciplinary language through requiring the students to differentiate between the various states of matter.


The teacher should then proceed to summing up the chapter of the lesson through giving a summary.




Before leaving the class, the teacher should give the students some questions to tackle once at home. For instance, the learners should answer the following question; What are the differences between glass and water?