COMPUTER STUDIES (INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY)
BASIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
THEME: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
PREVIOUS LESSON – Features of A Printer (Primary 2)
TOPIC – EXTERNAL FEATURES – SYSTEM UNIT
1. Power Button
2. Reset Button
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 and describe the system Unit.
2. identify and describe the external features – power and reset button.
The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of –
Charts. Pictures. Printer. Speakers. Plain paper. Colour pencil. Keyboard. Monitor. System unit.
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.
Scheme of Work
9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
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CONTENT OF THE LESSON
INTRODUCTION – IDENTIFICATION OF PARTS OF A COMPUTER
The monitor, system unit, keyboard, mouse and speakers.
What is this?
This is a system unit.
It is also called CPU or Central Processing Unit.
The system Unit counts, calculates and stores what we type into the computer.
We can make use of what is stored in the system when it is needed.
Teacher’s activities – Guides pupils to identify power and reset button on system unit.
POWER AND RESET BUTTONS
Teacher’s activities – Guides pupils to identify the power button and asks them press down and release the power button. Asks them to press down and release the power button for the second time.
Questions – What is your observation? Describe system unit power button.
Pupil’s expect response – The computer turn on/off. Power button turn on/off computer system.
RESET OR RESTART BUTTON
Teacher’s activities – Guides pupils to identify the reset or restart button and asks them press down and release the power button.
Questions – What is your observation? Describe system unit reset button.
Pupil’s expect response – The computer turn on/off. Reset button turn off computer system and turn on again by itself.
Teacher’s remark – When you press down reset button and the computer turn off and on automatically, it is also called restart.
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. Leads pupils to identify parts of a computer.
Pupil’s Activities – Identify part of computer.
2. Lets the pupils identify system unit.
Pupil’s Activities – Identify system unit.
3. Leads pupils to identify and make use of power and reset buttons.
Pupil’s Activities – Describe as they make use of power and reset buttons.
- To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.
Pupils to –
1. __________________ on/off the computer system.
A. Power button
B. Reset button
2. __________________ turn off the computer system and start automatically.
A. Power button
B. Reset button
3. Power and reset button are the same. True/False
4. Reset button is also known as __________________.
A. Start button
B. Off button
C. Restart button
5. Describe power button.
6. Describe reset button.
7. Draw a system unit and identify power and restart button.