Classification of Computer by Generation Primary 5 (Basic 5) – Computer Studies

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COMPUTER STUDIES

BASIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

SECOND TERM

WEEK 6

PRIMARY 5

THEME – BASIC COMPUTER OPERATION

PREVIOUS LESSON – Classification of Computer by Size Primary 5 (Basic 5) – Computer Studies

 

TOPIC: CLASSIFICATION OF COMPUTER BY GENERATION 

 

LEARNING AREA 

1. Introductory Activities

2. Classification of Computer by Generation

3. Lesson Evaluation and Weekly Assessment (Test)

 

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

By the end of the lesson, most of the pupils should have attained the following objectives –

1. List computer by generation.

2. Mention generation of computer.

 

ENTRY BEHAVIOURS

The pupils can understand that computer accept, process and produces data.

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of –

1. Chart shows computers by generation.

2. Generation computer system

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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 – INTRODUCTION 

Each new computer was better than the one before it. Each new type of computer is therefore known as a generation of computers.

Computer are classified according to generation, the following types of computers can be identified as follows –

1. First generation

2. Second generation

3. Third generation

4. Fourth generation

5. Fifth generation

 

FIRST GENERATION 

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First generation computers are the first computer. They used vacuum tubes. First generation needed much electricity before they could be used.

They are slow and can only store little information.

 

SECOND GENERATION 

Second generation is the second computer made. Just like the first generation, it is big, cost and slow. But it is faster and can store more information than the first generation computers.

First generation used transistors. And needed less electricity.

 

LESSON 2 – CONTINUATION

THIRD GENERATION 

Third generation computer is the third computer made. They contained integrated circuits that allow flow of electricity.

Third generation computers are cheaper, smaller and faster than the second generation computers. They store more information than first and second generation.

 

FOURTH GENERATION 

Fourth generation computer is the four computer made. They contained microprocessors that’s large – scale integrated circuits that allow more flow of electricity than third generation.

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Fourth generation computers are cheaper, smaller and faster than the third generation computers. They store more information than first, second and third generation.

 

FIFTH GENERATION 

Fifth generation are work in progress. They are to contain artificial intelligence.

 

 

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 pupils chart showing different computer generation.

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Pupil’s Activities – Look at the chart and describe the difference.

3. Discusses the computer generation.

Pupil’s Activities – Different the different between computer generation.

4. Summarize the lesson on the board.

Pupil’s Activities – Copy as the teacher write.

 

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

Classification of Computer by Purpose Primary 5 (Basic 5) – Computer Studies

 

LESSON EVALUATION/WEEKLY ASSESSMENT 

Ask pupils to attempt the following questions –

1. _______ computer generation uses transistor.

A. First generation

B. Second generation

C. Third generation

D. Fourth generation

 

2. _______ computer generation uses vacuum tube.

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A. First generation

B. Second generation

C. Third generation

D. Fourth generation

 

3. _______ computer generation uses integrated circuits.

A. First generation

B. Second generation

C. Third generation

D. Fourth generation

 

4. What is the different between first and last computer generation?

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5. What is the different between second and third generation?

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6. _______ is the artificial intelligence.

 

7. _______ is the fastest computer generation.

 

8. _______ needed much electricity to work.

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9. _______ is the smallest and fastest computer generation.

 

10. _______ is the most used computer generation.