Supercomputer (Primary 5)

Last Updated on July 19, 2020 by Alabi M. S.

COMPUTER STUDIES

BASIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

SECOND TERM

WEEK 8

PRIMARY 5

THEME – BASIC COMPUTER OPERATION

PREVIOUS LESSON –

TOPIC: SUPERCOMPUTERS

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 –

describe the size, speed and uses of supercomputer.

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of –

chart shows super computer.

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 – SUPERCOMPUTERS

Supercomputers are the most biggest, powerful and fastest computer system.

SIZE OF SUPERCOMPUTERS

A supercomputer has a capacity of 200 to 300 gigabytes or more.

SPEED OF SUPERCOMPUTER

It is about 50,000 times faster than a microcomputer.

USES OF SUPERCOMPUTER

Supercomputers play an important role in the field of computational science and intensive tasks in various fields, including quantum mechanics, weather forecasting, climate research, oil and gas exploration, etc.

They are used by big organizations, government agencies and universities that can afford it.

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. Discusses the size, speed and uses.

Pupil’s Activities – Identify the size, speed and uses.

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

Supercomputers are the world’s largest, powerful and fastest computer system.

Discuss the –

1. Size

2. Speed

3. Uses

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