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Science Skill of Explaining Micro Lesson Plan

If you are pursuing B.Ed. then you probably know about micro-teaching and how important is it. Every student who is pursuing B.Ed. or D.El.Ed. should learn micro-teaching. To practice micro-teaching you have to make a lesson plan for it. This is not an easy task. So, here our aim is to teach you to make a micro-teaching lesson plan for any subject. This is a sample micro-teaching lesson plan on the skill of explaining in Science for B.Ed. and D.El.Ed. This sample micro lesson plan for the skill of explaining is for the pedagogy of science.

The Skill of Explaining in Science Micro-Teaching Lesson Plan in PDF format for Dibrugarh University

Science Micro-Teaching Lesson Plan For The Skill of Explaining

There are 10 major skills of micro-teaching practiced in teacher training institutions or B.Ed. colleges. The skill of explaining is one of them. In this post, we will only learn how to make a micro lesson of science for the skill of explaining. For other skills please refer to our “B.Ed. Lesson Plan” category.

Micro-teaching is practiced in the 3rd semester of B.Ed. course. Somehow there might be differences in the curriculum from institution to institution.

Before you start making your micro lesson plan, you should have the proper knowledge of micro-teaching. Also, you have to understand the particular skills in which you are going to make your lesson plan. In this case, you will need proper knowledge of the skill of explaining and you should understand each of its components.

Components of The Skill of Explaining:

There are eight components of the skill of explaining used in micro-teaching. These are

  1. Initial Statement
  2. Using explaining link
  3. Brevity
  4. Interpreting pupil’s cues, verbal, no-verbal
  5. Use of illustration examples, analysis
  6. Continuity
  7. Fluency
  8. Concluding statement

You have to understand each component of the skill properly to apply these components in your micro lesson plan. Otherwise, you will misplace them and your science micro plan for the skill of explaining will get rejected.

Science Lesson Plan on “Physical and Chemical Changes” – Class 7

This is a sample lesson plan on the skill of explaining in science. This lesson plan is for practicing micro-teaching in your B.Ed. college. This science micro lesson plan on explaining skills may not visible properly on all devices. So, I recommend you view the attached PDF on this micro plan in this post.

Identification of Data:

Subject: General Science
Topic: Physical and Chemical Changes
Class: VII
Teacher: Jintu Sonowal
Time: 7 min

Teaching Aids:

  • General Aids: Chalk, Blackboard, Duster, Pointer
Step Teacher’s Activities Pupils’ Activities Components of the skill
After welcoming the pupil, the teacher will say that change is a continuous process. Everything around us is changing in one way or the other. “Some changes are Reversible and some are Irreversible.” Do you know what happens to the substances after the changes?  

He / She will continue: In some changes, new substances are formed but, in some changes, no new substances are formed.  
The pupils will listen attentively.Initial Statement
“A change in which no new substances are formed is called a physical change. For example: when we add salt to the water, the salt dissolves in water but no new substances are formed. Therefore, these types of changes are physical changes.          

But, in some changes, new substances are formed. These types of changes are called chemical changes. For example: Rusting of iron. During rusting, iron reacts with oxygen and water simultaneously to form rust. The property of the rust is entirely different.               
Therefore, the rusting of iron is a chemical change. As a result of this, a chemical change is also called a chemical reaction.

The chemical equation of rusting of iron can be written as follows –  
Iron (Fe) + Oxygen (O2) + Water (H2O)  Rust (Fe2O3)  

Then the teacher will say: Here in this case iron, oxygen, and water are reactants. The new substances formed, that is, rust is the product.   The teacher will then ask the following questions to test the pupils’ understanding –
1. Burning of paper is a what kind of change?
2. What kind of change takes place on cooling water to 00C?  

Therefore, from the above discussion, we can say that some changes are Reversible and some changes are Irreversible. These changes can be either physical changes or chemical changes.  
The pupils will listen attentively and try to grasp.                         


The pupils will listen attentively and note down the equation.  

The pupils will answer the questions.      

The pupils will listen attentively.

Interpreting pupils’ cues, maintaining brevity, use of example.    

Continuity and fluency  

Use of Example      

Use of explaining links.                              

Test pupils understanding        

Concluding statement
The teacher will thank students for their attentive and cooperative behavior and rub the blackboard before leaving the class.The pupils will listen attentively. 

Sample Science Micro Lesson Plan for The Skill 7 of Micro-Teaching – PDF

Below you will see the attached PDF file of the sample micro lesson plan of science for the skill of explaining in the English language.


The science micro lesson plan for skill 7 of micro-teaching is on the topic “Physical and Chemical Changes” of class VII. You can choose your own topic for micro-teaching. This is just a sample micro lesson of science.

Please note that the format of this micro lesson plan may be different from yours. So, please ensure before your final submission. But if you are pursuing B.Ed. from teacher training institutions of Assam, like Dibrugarh University then this might be similar.

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