Meaning of Computer | Uses of Computer Primary 4 (Basic 4) – Computer Studies

Last Updated on August 3, 2021 by Alabi M. S.

 

COMPUTER STUDIES

BASIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

FIRST TERM

WEEK 1

PRIMARY 4

THEME: BASIC COMPUTER OPERATION 

PREVIOUS LESSON – THIRD TERM EXAMINATION

 

TOPIC – INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER 

 

LEARNING AREA

1. Introductory Activities

2. Meaning of Computer System

3. Uses of Computer System

4. Lesson Evaluation and Weekly Assessment (Test)

 

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

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

1. state the meaning of computer;

2. list uses of computer.

 

ENTRY BEHAVIOR

The pupils are required to already have learned…

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:

Monitor

CPU

Keyboard

UPS

Storing devices

 

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 

LESSON 1 – INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITIES 

Teacher Activities – Display functional computer system (if available). If not, display a chart showing computer for the pupils to identify and state its uses.

Pupil’s Activities – This is a computer. It is used for….

Teacher’s remark – You have done a great job. This is a computer. A Computer is an electronic device that allow people to perform different task such as typing letter, graphic design, computing, playing game, send and receiving mails, communication, online shopping and banking and so on.

 

Discuss the meaning of computer. Note the meaning on the board.

 

MEANING OF COMPUTER

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

 

HAND ON ACTIVITIES

Allow the pupils to have fun by playing games, listen to music or watching movies if available.

 

ASSIGNMENT

Find out the uses of computer system.

 

LESSON 2 – INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITIES

Teacher’s Activities – Ask the pupils, what is a computer?

Pupil’s Activities – A computer is…..

Teacher’s remark – Give a cheer for defining a computer. Comment and display chart showing pupils learning with computer and other uses for them to identify and state. Summary the uses of computer on the board.

 

USES OF COMPUTER 

Computers are used by different people in an organizations for different purposes:

1. Education 

  • it is used for learning, teaching and research.

 

2. Government 

 

  • It is used for planning and budgeting.

 

3. Healthcare 

  • It used for recording, running test and taking care of patients.

 

4. Business

  • It is used for record keeping, analysing and interpreting information.

 

5. Entertainment and recreation

  • It is for playing music, watching movie, also for playing games.

 

6. Defence 

  • It is used for tactic and defending a territory.

 

7. Buying and selling

  • It is for shopping and selling items online.

 

8. Arts

  • It is used for drawing and painting.

 

9. Recording information 

  • It is used for reporting an event such as wedding ceremony, birthday party, graduation ceremony, etc.

 

10. Safety

  • It is used for control traffic and give signal on the condition of the road.

 

11. Weather stations

  • It is used for recording and reporting the present conditions the atmosphere.

 

12. Sports 

  • It is used in broadcasting sport’s activities.

 

13. Manufacturing

It is used for design, production, marketing and advertisement.

 

14. Banking

 

ASSIGNMENT

Find out the advantages of using computer.

 

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. Guides in discussing the meaning of Computer;

Pupil’s Activities – Participate in discussing meaning of computer.

3. List uses and areas where computer are used on daily basis;

Pupil’s Activities – state the uses of computer and areas where it is used.

4. Guides pupils to use the computer to play games, type text, watch educational films, etc.

Pupil’s Activities – Text, draw, and play games using computer.

5. Summarize the lesson on the board.

Pupil’s Activities – Copy as the teacher writes.

 

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

Advantages of Computer Primary 4 (Basic 4) – Computer Studies

 

LESSON EVALUATION

Ask pupils to:

1. State the meaning of Computer.

2. List 5 uses of computer.

3. Mention 5 different organizations that used computer.

 

 

WORKBOOK

WEEKLY ASSESSMENT (TEST)

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

A. Computer

B. Television

C. Typewriter

 

2. Computer can used for many purposes.

A. Computer

B. Television

C. Typewriter

 

3. Computer can used for teaching and learning.

A. False

B. True

C. Not possible

 

4. Computer cannot be used for sport’s broadcast.

A. False

B. True

C. It is possible

 

5. Data is the same as ___________.

 

A. information

B. speech

C. talk

 

 

 

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