Meaning of External Storage Devices | Types of External Storage Devices | Uses of External Storage Device Primary 4 (Basic 4) – Computer Studies

 

COMPUTER STUDIES 

BASIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

FIRST TERM

WEEK 10

PRIMARY 4

THEME: BASIC COMPUTER OPERATION 

PREVIOUS LESSON – Meaning of System Unit | Basic Features of System Unit (Internal Features) | Uses of Internal Features of System Unit Primary 4 (Basic 4) – Computer Studies

 

TOPIC – EXTERNAL STORAGE DEVICES 

 

LEARNING AREA 

1. Introductory Activities

2. Meaning of Storage Device

3. Types of Storage Device

4. Meaning of External Storage Devices

5. Types of External Storage Devices

6. Uses of External Storage Device

7. Lesson Evaluation and Weekly Assessment (Test)

 

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

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

1. explain the term storage device.

2. identify types of internal storage device.

3. state the uses of external storage device.

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:

1. Hard Disk

2. Floppy disk

3. Compact disk

4. DVD

5. Flash disk

6. Magnetic tape

 

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 – INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITIES 

ACTIVITY 1 

Teacher’s Activities – Display sample of common external storage devices (such as memory card and flash drive) for the pupils to identify and state their uses.

Pupil’s Activities – This a memory card and flash drive. They are used for storage music and films (movies).

Teacher’s remark – Smile and give the pupils a clap cheer. Storage device is one of the parts of system unit. Memory card and flash drive are storage device. There are two (2) types of storage devices (internal and external storage devices). This week, we are going to be learning about external storage devices.

Discuss and summary the meaning (types) of storage devices on the board.

 

MEANING OF STORAGE DEVICES 

 

Storage devices are devices where data or information are stored.

 

TYPES OF COMPUTER STORAGE DEVICES

There are two types of storage Devices –

1. Internet storage devices

2. External storage devices

 

ACTIVITY 2 

Teacher’s Activities – Display other sample of storage devices for the pupils to identify the ones they can. Say the name of the ones they are unable.

Pupil’s Activities – This is CD and DVD.

Teacher’s remark – The above are external storage devices. Write external storage devices on the board. Guide the pupils to identify each of them by name.

 

MEANING OF EXTERNAL STORAGES 

External storage is also known as external drives or secondary devices that are not part of the internal parts of a computer.

 

TYPES OF EXTERNAL STORAGE

There are seven (7) external storage devices,

 

1. Diskettes

2. Compact disk (CD – ROM)

3. Memory card

4. DVD – ROM

5. Flash Drive

6. Online/Cloud storage

7. PC external memory

They are secondary devices that are not part of the internal parts of a computer.

 

ASSIGNMENT

Find out the uses of external storage devices.

 

LESSON 2 – INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITIES/QUESTIONS 

ACTIVITY 1

Teacher’s Activities – Guide pupils to locate appropriate port for each of the external storage devices.

Pupil’s Activities – Insert each external device in there appropriate port or location.

Teacher’s remark – Good job you for active participation. Guide the pupils locate each of these devices on the computer monitor.

 

ACTIVITY 2 

Teacher’s Activities – Review the previous lesson by asking the following questions –

1. _________ are devices where data or information are storage.

2. There are _________ types of storage device.

 

3. _________ and _________ types of storage device.

4. _________ is a secondary storage device.

5. State 5 examples of external storage device.

Pupil’s Activities – Storage devices, two, internal and external storage devices, eternal storage. Memory card, flash drive etc.

Teacher’s remark – Correct. Discuss the uses of external storage device. Summary the discussion on the board.

 

USES OF EXTERNAL STORAGE DEVICES

1. They used for storage data such as files, media and software applications.

2. They served as backup for important data.

3. They are used for data transfer from one computer to another.

4. They are used for installation software applications.

5. They are used for producing multiple data.

6. They are for gaming.

7. They are used for digital editing.

 

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. Provides the pupils with diskette, compact disc, memory card and flash drive.

Pupil’s Activities – Identify diskette, compact disc, memory card and flash drive.

3.Guides pupils to locate appropriate port for each of the external storage devices.

Pupil’s Activities – Locate appropriate port for each of the external storage devices.

4. Puts on the computer system and guides the pupils locate each of these devices on the computer monitor.

Pupil’s Activities – Locate each of these devices on the computer monitor.

5. Summary of 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 

Meaning of Internal Storage Devices | Types of Internal Storage Devices | Uses of Internal Storage Device Primary 4 (Basic 4) – Computer Studies

 

LESSON EVALUATION 

Ask pupils to – 

1. Explain the term, ‘storage device’.

2. Mention 2 types of storage devices.

 

3. List 4 types of external storage.

 

 

WORKBOOK

WEEKLY ASSESSMENT (TEST)

1. _________ are devices where data or information are stored.

A. Hardware

B. Storage devices

C. Software

 

2. There are _________ types of storage device.

A. 3

B. 4

C. 2

 

3. _________ and _________ are types of storage device.

A. Internal and external storages

B. Internal and external system unit

C. Both A and B

 

4. _________ is a secondary storage device.

A. Internal storage

B. External storage

C. Central storage

 

5. External storage devices are not part of the internal part of computer.

A. True

 

B. False

C. A and B

 

6. External storage and external drive are different storage devices.

A. Yes

B. No

C. A and B

 

7. _________ is a storage option that utilizes the Internet.

A. Cloud storage

B. Online storage

C. A and B

 

8. Cloud storage is also known as online _________.

A. computer

B. device

C. storage

 

9. Without internet connectivity, _________ storage cannot work.

A. cloud

B. computer

C. phone

 

10. Storage devices are devices where data or information are _________.

A. saved

B. stored

 

C. A and B

 

 

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