History of Computer – Final Development – Computer Studies (Primary 3)

COMPUTER STUDIES

(INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY)

BASIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

FIRST TERM

WEEK 9

PRIMARY 3

THEME – BASIC COMPUTER OPERATIONS

PREVIOUS LESSON – History of Computer – Early Mechanical Calculating Device – Analytical Engine (Primary 3)

TOPIC – HISTORY OF COMPUTER

LEARNING AREA

1. Introductory Activities

2. Early Mechanical Calculating Device – Computer System

3. Practical Class on how to use Computer System

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. identify Computer System  among all early mechanical calculating devices

2. describe Computer System counting device.

3. operate Computer System counting device.

ENTRY BEHAVIOUR

Counting Devices

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:

Chart showing 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

1. Scheme of Work

2. 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum

3. Course Book

4. All Relevant Material

5. Online Information

CONTENT OF THE LESSON

INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITIES

Teacher’s/Pupil’s Review on Analytical Engine

EARLY MECHANICAL CALCULATING DEVICE – COMPUTER SYSTEM

Teacher’s/Pupil’s Activities – Displays Computer System (if available) or a chart showing Computer System for the pupils to observe and describe.

COMPUTER SYSTEM

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

PRACTICAL DEMONSTRATION USING COMPUTER SYSTEM FOR BASIC ARITHMETIC SUCH AS ADDITION AND SUBTRACTION

Teacher’s/Pupil’s Activities – Guides the pupils to perform basic arithmetic using computer system.

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 pictures of Computer System computing device to the class.

Pupil’s Activities – Bring pictures/cut outs of Computer System computing devices.

3. Demonstrates the use of Computer System.

Pupil’s Activities – Use the Computer System to solve different arithmetic problems.

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:

1. identify Computer System among all early mechanical calculating devices

2. describe Computer System counting device.

3. operate Computer System counting device.