Computer Hardware (Primary 4)

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

COMPUTER STUDIES

BASIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

FIRST TERM 

WEEK 3

PRIMARY 4

THEME: BASIC COMPUTER OPERATION 

PREVIOUS LESSON – ADVANTAGES OF COMPUTER 

TOPIC – COMPUTER HARDWARE 

Computer hardware is the physical component of computer that we can see and touch.

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. state the meaning of computer hardware;
  2. list the hardware components of a computer.
  3. list hardware input devices;
  4. list hardware output devices.

ENTRY BEHAVIOR

  • The pupils are required to already have learned meaning of computer.

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

  • The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:
  1. Keyboard
  2. Monitor
  3. System unit
  4. Joystick
  5. Mouse
  6. Pictures.

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

  1. Scheme of Work
  2. 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
  3. Course Book – Computer Studies for Primary 4
  4. All Relevant Material
  5. Online Information

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CONTENT OF THE LESSON ONE

INTRODUCTION

Activity 1 – Asks the pupils if they can see and touch this two computers. Expected response – YES. Then asked, what is computer hardware? 

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COMPUTER HARDWARE 

Computer hardware is the physical component of computer that we can see and touch. These physical components are called parts of computer hardware and they 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

CONTENT OF THE LESSON TWO

ACTIVITY 2

Leads the pupils to identify and discuss each of the hardware on the chart below:

CONTENT OF THE LESSON THREE

Computer hardware can be put into three groups:

  • Input devices
  1. Keyboard
  2. Joystick
  3. Mouse
  4. Scanner
  5. Webcam
  6. DVD/CD ROM
  7. Flash drive
  • Processing devices
  1. CPU – Central Processing Unit
  2. Ram – Random Access Memory
  3. ROM – Read Only Memory
  • Output devices
  1. Monitor
  2. Printer
  3. Speakers
  4. Projector

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. Shows the hardware components that make up the computer;
  3. Pupil’s Activities – Observe the hardware components in groups.
  4. Displays pictures of the hardware components;
  5. Pupil’s Activities – Draw and label the hardware components.

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 Hardware – Input Devices

LESSON EVALUATION

Pupils to:

  1. explain the meaning of hardware;
  2. identify two components of the computer hardware.
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