Meaning (Types) Computer System (Primary 6)

 

 

COMPUTER STUDIES

BASIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

FIRST TERM 

WEEK 1

PRIMARY 6

THEME – BASIC COMPUTER OPERATION

PREVIOUS LESSON – Computer Studies (Information Technology) Primary 5

TOPIC: COMPUTER SYSTEM 

LEARNING AREA

1. Meaning of Computer System

2. Components of Computer System

3. Meaning of Hardware and Software

 

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 –

1. Explain the term, ‘computer system’.

2. Mention the component of computer system.

3. Explain the meaning of hardware and software.

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of functional computer system.

 

 

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 ONE – INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITIES

Teacher’s/Pupil’s Activities – Leads the pupils to perform some activities on functional computer systems that enable them to understand the concept of computer system and identify its components.

 

MEANING OF COMPUTER SYSTEM 

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

 

COMPONENT OF COMPUTER SYSTEM

There are three major components of a computer system –

1. Computer Hardware

2. Computer Software

3. Computer Human (People) Ware

 

 

LESSON TWO – MEANING (EXAMPLES) OF COMPUTER HARDWARE 

These are components of computer system that can be touched by the human hand.

For examples –

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

 

MEANING (EXAMPLE)  OF COMPUTER SOFTWARE 

These are written programs, instructions or protocol that control and make computer function.

Computer software can not be touch but can only be seen on the monitor.

There are two types of computer software, application software and system software.

1. Application software performs certain task depending on the program.

2. System software run the whole system.

 

COMPUTER HUMAN (PEOPLE) WARE 

Human ware refers to the human beings that use the system.

In other words, the users of the computer system are the end – users and professional alike.

For example,

1. Computer Teachers

2. Computer Engineers

3. Computer Operators

4. Computer Programmers

 

 

5. Computer Managers

6. Computer Analysts

7. Computer Librarians

8. Computer Policy makers

9. End Users

 

Quick Activities – Differentiate between computer hardware and computer software.

 

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. Asks the pupils if there is any parts of computer that can not see and touch.

Pupil’s Activities – Expected response – Yes/No.

3. Reminds the pupils that parts of computer that can be see and touch is called hardware and other other parts that cannot be touched but seen on the monitor is called software.

Pupil’s Activities – Listen to the teacher’s explanation.

 

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

 

Attempt all the following questions – 

 

1. __________________________ is the component of computer system that can be touch and see.

 

2. __________________________ is the component of computer system that cannot be touched but seen on the computer monitor.

 

3. Differential between hardware and software.

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

Mention 5 components of Computer hardware.

4. __________________________

 

5. __________________________

 

6. __________________________

 

7. __________________________

 

8. __________________________

 

Mention 2 types of computer software.

9. __________________________

10. __________________________

 

 

 

 

 

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