Cares of Computer Hardware – Caring for Computer Hardware (Primary 6)

Last Updated on July 15, 2020 by Alabi M. S.

 

COMPUTER STUDIES (INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY) 

BASIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

THIRD TERM 

WEEK 5

PRIMARY 6 

THEME – BASIC CONCEPTS OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 

PREVIOUS LESSON – Misuse of Computer – Areas of Computer Misuse (Primary 6)

TOPIC: CARING FOR COMPUTER HARDWARE 

LEARNING AREA 

1. Caring for Computer Systems

2. Ways of Caring for Computer Systems

3. Reasons for Caring for Computer Systems

 

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

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

1. list ways of caring for computer or list ways of taking good care of a computer system;

2. mention ways of caring for computer monitor and keyboards;

3. state reasons for taking care of computers; list ways of protecting computers. 

 

ENTRY BEHAVIOR:

Uses of Computer

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:

computer system, ups, stabilizer, monitor, table, fan, air conditionings, hard disk, Neat duster, Cotton, Wool, Furniture, Spirit, Antivirus CD, etc.

 

 

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 – Computer Studies for Primary Schools by Datalink page 4/Tanus page 74 Book 6

All Relevant Material

Online Information

 

Relevant link – Third Term Scheme of Work and Plan Lesson Note Computer Studies (Information Technology) Primary 4, Primary 5 and Primary 6 Links

 

CONTENT OF THE LESSON

LESSON ONE – INTRODUCTION

Hardware is the physical computer equipment that we can see and touch. They include:

1. The input devices such as a mouse and keyboard, the processing device like system unit.

2. The output device like printers and video display units (VDU).

3. Other hardware includes speaker, scanner, microphone and joystick.

 

 

STEPS FOR CARING FOR COMPUTER HARDWARE

1. Position the computer properly.

2. Keep in an appropriate (air conditioned) environment.

3. Make use of UPS and stabilizer.

4. Avoid liquid dropping into the system.

5. Avoid food particles.

6. Use dust covers.

7. Unplug the system when not in use for long.

 

LESSON TWO – REASONS FOR TAKING CARE OF COMPUTER

1. Avoid damages.

2. Protect the system.

3. Prolong the life of the files in the system.

4. Make the user comfortable for maximum efficiency.

 

WAYS OF PROTECTING COMPUTERS

There are numerous ways to protect and remove malware from our computers. No one method is enough to ensure your computer is secure. The more layers of defense, the harder for hackers to use your computer.

Here are five simple, but critical steps to protect your computer,

1. Install Firewall

2. Install Antivirus Software

3. Install Anti-Spyware Software

4. Use Complex and Secure Passwords

5. Check on the Security Settings of the Browser.

 

LESSON THREE – REVISION AND WEEKLY ASSESSMENT 

As stated in performance objectives or lesson evaluation. 

 

 

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. Demonstrates ways of caring for the computer.

Pupil’s Activities – Watch teacher demonstrate care of the computer.

3.bGuide pupils to clean the system using neat duster.

Pupil’s Activities – Clean the computer system in their school.

4. Explains to pupils why they need to take good care of the computer system.

5. Guide the pupils to draw up a roster for caring for the school computers.

Pupil’s Activities – Participate in caring for the computers in the school computer laboratory.

Pupil’s Activities – Listen to the teacher, ask and answer questions, participate in class discussions.

6. Explains ways of protecting computers using password and antivirus.

Pupil’s Activities – Examine antivirus packages and how it works.

Pupil’s Activities – Listen to the teacher, ask and answer questions, participate in class discussions.

 

CONCLUSION

  • To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.

 

LESSON EVALUATION

Pupils to –

1. Name three ways of caring for the computer;

2. Give two reasons for caring for the computer;

3. List two ways of protecting computers.

 

 

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