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

COMPUTER STUDIES

BASIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

FIRST TERM

WEEK 4

PRIMARY 6

THEME – BASIC COMPUTER OPERATION

PREVIOUS LESSON – Local Area Network, Metropolitan Area Network and Large or Wide Area Network Primary 6 (Basic 6) – Computer Studies

LEARNING AREA

1. Introductory Activities

2. Meaning of Network Topology

3. Types of Network Topology

4. Stretch Different Types of Network Topology

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

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

1. describe network topology.

2. state types of network topology

3. sketch and describe bus, ring and star topology.

ENTRY BEHAVIOR

The pupils can state the requirements for computer network.

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of charts of network topology.

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

LESSON 1 – INTRODUCTION

MEANING OF NETWORK TOPOLOGY

Network topology is the arrangement and description of a computer network.

TYPES OF NETWORK TOPOLOGY

1. Bus topology

2. Ring topology

3. Star topology

4. Mash topology

5. Tree topology

6. Point to point topology

BUS TOPOLOGY

Bus topology is a type of network where all the computers are connected to a single cable. RING TOPOLOGY

Ring topology is a type of network where  all computer are connected to create a circular data path. PRESENTATION

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

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

Pupil’s Activities – Participate actively in the lesson review.

2. Displays charts showing types of network topology.

3. Lets pupils different each of the network based on the arrangement.

Pupil’s Activities – Identify the setup of each network topology.

4. Uses the chart to introduce and explain each type of topology.

Pupil’s Activities – Listen to the teacher’s explanation.

5. Gets two or more functional computers to illustration each topology.

Pupil’s Activities – Support the teacher in setup each network topology.

6. Sketch and ask pupils to sketch each network topology.

Pupil’s Activities – Sketch all the network topology.

7. Summarizes the lesson on 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.

LESSON EVALUATION

1. Explain the meaning of network topology.

2. List and explain any 3 network topology with appropriate drawing.

WEEKLY ASSESSMENT

As stated in week 5.