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Computer System (Primary 6)

 

 

COMPUTER STUDIES

BASIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

SECOND TERM 

WEEK 1

PRIMARY 6

THEME – BASIC COMPUTER OPERATION

TOPIC: COMPONENTS OF COMPUTER SYSTEM 

 

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and should be able to –

  1. Explain the term, ‘computer system’.
  2. Mention the component of computer system.
  3. Explain the meaning of hardware and software.

 

 

 

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of functional computer system.

 

METHOD OF TEACHING – Choose a suitable and appropriate methods for the lessons.

Note – Irrespective of choosing methods of teaching, always introduce an activities that will arouse pupil’s interest or lead them to the lessons. 

 

REFERENCE MATERIALS

  • Scheme of Work
  • 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
  • Course Book
  • All Relevant Material
  • Online Information

 

 

CONTENT OF THE LESSON 

 

INTRODUCTION 

computer as an electronic machine that accepts data as input, processes the data and gives out information.

 

COMPONENT OF COMPUTER SYSTEM

There are three major components of a computer system –

 

HARDWARE 

These are components of computer system that can be touched by the human hand. Examples include:

  1. keyboard
  2. Monitor
  3. Mouse
  4. system unit
  5. Webcam
  6. Speakers
  7. CD/DVD-ROM
  8. Card reader
  9. Flash drive
  10. Scanner
  11. Printer

 

SOFTWARE 

These are written programs, instructions or protocol that control and make computer function. Software can not be touch but can only be seen on the monitor.

There are two types of computer software, application software and system software.

  1. Application software performs certain task depending on the program.
  2. System software run the whole system.

 

HUMAN WARE 

Human ware refers to the human beings that use the system. In other words, the users of the computer system are the end – users and professional alike.

 

PRESENTATION

  • To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:
  1. To introduce the lesson, the teacher revises the previous lesson. Based on this, he/she asks the pupils some questions;
  2. Asks the pupils if there is any parts of computer that can not see and touch.
  3. Pupil’s Activities – Expected response – Yes/No.
  4. Remind the pupils that parts of computer that can be see and touch is called hardware and other other parts that cannot be touched but seen on the monitor is called software.
  5. Pupil’s Activities – Listen to the teacher’s explanation.

 

CONCLUSION

  • To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.
  • Next Lesson – Computer users.

 

 

 

 

LESSON EVALUATION

Pupils to –

1. __________________________ is the component of computer system that can be touch and see.

2. __________________________ is the component of computer system that cannot be touched but seen on the computer monitor.

3. Differential between hardware and software.

___________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________

4. Mention 5 components of Computer hardware.

__________________________

__________________________

__________________________

__________________________

__________________________

5. Mention 2 types of computer software.

__________________________

__________________________

 

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