Computer Network – Meaning and Types of Computer Network Primary 6 (Basic 6) – Computer Studies

 

COMPUTER STUDIES

BASIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

FIRST TERM

WEEK 3

PRIMARY 6

THEME – BASIC COMPUTER OPERATION

PREVIOUS LESSON – Meaning (Types) of Computer Network (Primary 6)

 

TOPIC: COMPUTER NETWORK 

 

LEARNING AREA

1. Meaning of Computer Network

2. Types of Computer Network

3. Requirements for connecting Computers

 

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

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

1. describe different types of computer network.

2. list 5 requirements for connecting computers

 

ENTRY BEHAVIOR

The pupils

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of charts of Functional Computer Systems with Network.

 

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 – Tanus Computer Studies book 6

All Relevant Material

Online Information

 

CONTENT OF THE LESSON 

LESSON 1 – INTRODUCTION 

MEANING OF COMPUTER NETWORK 

Computer network is the sharing of data (information) between a set of connected computers.

 

TYPES OF COMPUTER NETWORK 

1. Local Area Network (LAN)

 

2. Metropolitan Area Network (MAN)

3. Wide Area Network (WAN)

 

LOCAL AREA NETWORK (LAN)

LAN is a set of computers connected together, usually within the same building.

For example – resident, school, laboratory, office within the same building.

 

LESSON 2 – CONTINUATION

METROPOLITAN AREA NETWORK (MAN) 

MAN is a set of computers connected together, usually within the same city.

For example – Lagos state.

 

 

WIDE AREA NETWORK (WAN) 

WAN is a world wide network.

It connects large number of computers together.

 

COMPUTER NETWORK REQUIREMENTS 

1. Connecting cables

2. A central computer

3. Other computers

4. Switch or Hub

5. Network card for each computer

 

PRESENTATION

To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:

1. Revises the previous lesson based on the previous lesson or pupil’s knowledge.

 

2. Displays chart showing different types of computer networks.

3. Lets pupil’s examine the chart.

4. Use the chart to explain the meaning and types of computer network.

Pupil’s Activities – Identify and explain the relationship and the different between computer networks.

5. Displays some of the sample of basic requirements of computer network or chart showing them.

Pupil’s Activities – Identify and state some of the basic requirements for computer network.

6. Gets 2 or more functional computer systems (if available) to demonstrate computer network.

7. Summarizes the lesson the board.

Pupil’s Activities – Copy as instructed.

 

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 – Meaning (Types) Network Topology (Primary 6)

 

LESSON EVALUATION 

Ask pupil’s to –

1. explain the meaning of computer network.

 

2. state 3 types of computer network.

3. Write the full meaning of:

  • LAN
  • MAN
  • WAN

4. define the following:

  • LAN
  • MAN
  • WAN

5. list all the basic requirements for connecting two or more computers together.

 

WORKBOOK

WEEKLY ASSESSMENT 

1. _______ is the sharing of data between computers.

A. Local Area Network

B. Large Area Network

C. Metropolitan Area Network

D. Computer Network

 

2. _______ is a set of computers connected together, usually within the same building.

A. Local Area Network

B. Large Area Network

C. Metropolitan Area Network

D. Computer Network

 

3. _______ is a set of computers connected together, usually within the same city.

A. Local Area Network

B. Large Area Network

C. Metropolitan Area Network

D. Computer Network

 

4. _______ is a world wide network.

 

A. Local Area Network

B. Large Area Network

C. Metropolitan Area Network

D. Computer Network

 

5. _______ connects large number of computers together.

A. Local Area Network

B. Large Area Network

C. Metropolitan Area Network

D. Computer Network

 

 

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