Meaning of Computer Hardware | Components of Computer Hardware Primary 4 (Basic 4) – Computer Studies

 

COMPUTER STUDIES

BASIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

FIRST TERM

WEEK 3

PRIMARY 4

THEME: BASIC COMPUTER OPERATION 

PREVIOUS LESSON – Advantages of Computer Primary 4 (Basic 4) – Computer Studies

 

TOPIC – COMPUTER HARDWARES 

 

LEARNING AREA 

1. Introductory Activities

2. Meaning of Computer Hardware

3. Components of Computer Hardware

4. Lesson Evaluation and Weekly Assessment (Test)

 

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

By the end of the lesson, most of the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and be able to:

1. state the meaning of computer hardware;

2. list the hardware components of a computer.

 

ENTRY BEHAVIOR

The pupils can identify the parts of a computer that can be seen and touch.

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:

1. Keyboard

2. Monitor

 

3. System unit

4. Joystick

7. Mouse

5. Pictures.

 

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 – Computer Studies for Primary 4

All Relevant Material

Online Information

 

CONTENT OF THE LESSON 

LESSON 1 – INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITIES 

Teacher’s Activities – Get a functional computer, touch each part of computer hardwares for the pupils to identify by name.

Pupil’s Activities – This is a monitor, keyboard, etc.

Teacher’s remark – Correct. Each part of computer hardware identified are known as computer hardware. There are two components of computer, computer hardware is one of them.

Discuss the meaning (features) of computer hardwares. After discussion summary on the board.

 

MEANING OF COMPUTER HARDWARE

Computer hardware is the physical component of computer that we can see and touch.

 

EXAMPLE OF COMPUTER HARDWARE

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

 

FEATURES OF COMPUTER HARDWARE

1. It can see.

2. It can touch.

3. It can feel.

 

LESSON 2 – INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITIES 

Teacher’s Activities – Display a chart showing the components of computer hardware for the pupils to examine and state them.

Pupil’s Activities – Participate in the class activities.

Teacher’s remark – Good job you for active participation. The above computer hardwares can be classified into different parts. Discuss and summary the components of computer hardware.

 

COMPONENTS OF COMPUTER HARDWARE

1. Input Devices

2. Output Devices

 

3. Processing Devices

4. Storage Devices

5. System Devices

 

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 computer hardware components that make up the computer.

Pupil’s Activities – Observe the hardware components.

3. Displays pictures showing different parts of the computer hardware components.

Pupil’s Activities – Draw and label the computer hardware components.

4. Summary of the lesson on the board.

Pupil’s Activities – Copy as I 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

 

Meaning and Examples of Computer Hardware – Input Devices Primary 4 (Basic 4) – Computer Studies

 

LESSON EVALUATION

Ask pupils to:

1. explain the meaning of hardware;

2. identify two components of the computer hardware.

 

 

WORKBOOK

WEEKLY ASSESSMENT (TEST)

1. __________ is the physical component of computer that we can see and touch.

A. Computer hardware

B. Keyboard

C. Monitor

 

2. __________ is the part of the computer can be see and touch.

A. Television

B. Mirror

C. Computer hardware

 

3. Monitor is a computer hardware.

A. True

B. False

C. It is not.

 

4. Computer hardware is __________ part of computer.

A. physical

 

B. spiritual

C. Touch

 

5. State 5 computer hardwares.

A. __________

B. __________

C. __________

D. __________

E. __________

 

 

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