Mini Computer (Primary 5)

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

 

COMPUTER STUDIES

BASIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

SECOND TERM 

WEEK 10

PRIMARY 5

THEME – BASIC COMPUTER OPERATION

PREVIOUS LESSON – SUPERCOMPUTERS

TOPIC:  MINI COMPUTER 

 

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 mini computer.

 

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 – MINI COMPUTER 

Minicomputer are smaller than mainframes and are also less expensive.

SIZE OF MINI COMPUTER

Mini computer is a mid – size or low – end mainframe computer is similar to but less powerful than a mainframe computer.

They can support from 2 to about 50 users and computer professionals.

 

 

SPEED OF MINI COMPUTER

Minicomputers can work much faster than microcomputers.

 

USES OF MINI COMPUTER

Minicomputers are used for scientific and engineering computations, business transaction processing, file handling, and database management.

They are also used by hospitals as well as in school computer laboratories.

 

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 of mini computer.

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

 

 

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

Minicomputer are smaller than mainframes and are also less expensive.

Discuss the –

1. Size

2. Speed

3. Uses

 

 

 

 

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