COMPUTER HARDWARE

TITLE: NOTE OF LESSON ON COMPUTER STUDIES/ INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

SUBJECT: COMPUTER STUDIES

TERM: FIRST TERM

WEEK: WEEK 3

DATE:

CLASS: PRIMARY 4

NAME OF TEACHER:

AGE OF STUDENTS:

CLASS COMPOSITION: Slow and high learners.

PERIOD:

DURATION: 40 MINUTES

TOPIC:  COMPUTER HARDWARE

Sub –topics:

  • Meaning of computer hardware
  • Computer hard ware features

ENABLE OBJECTIVES

At the end of this Module, Pupils should be able to:

  • Define the term  Hardware
  • Name the features of computer hardware.
  • List parts of computer Hardware.

TEACHING AND LEARNING MATERIALS

  • Computer
  • Projector
  • Explanatory posters/pictures
  • Explanatory Video

TEACHING AND LEARNING METHOD

  • Explanation
  • Discussion
  • Questions and Answers

REFERENCE MATERIALS

  • Universal Basic Education Curriculum.
  • NERDC Basic Education Curriculum for primary schools.
  • Lagos State Scheme of work
  • Unified Schemes of Work Primary Schools for Computer Studies (MIDDLE BASIC)
  • Internet Materials.
  • Computer Studies for Primary Schools.

ENTRY BEHAVIOUR/ PREVIOUS LESSON: the students are familiar with Advantages of computer.

WORD FILE: electronic, comprises,processing.   

                           CONTENT

               COMPUTER HARDWARE

Hardware means anything that can be touched or hold.

Computer hardware are the parts of computer that can be seen and touched. They comprises the electronic and physical parts of a computer system. Examples are keyboard, mouse, speaker, monitor, central processing unit, hard disk, etc.

FEATURES OF COMPUTER HARDWARE

Computer hardware features are:

  1. Computer hardware can be felt.
  2. It can be touched.
  3. It can be seen.

PARTS OF COMPUTER HARDWARE

Computer hardware are grouped into the following:

  1. Input device: these are computer parts through which data is sent into the computer. Examples are Keyboard, Joystick, scanner, stylus pen, webcam, light pen, etc.
  2. Output devices: these are parts that display the result of process data. Examples are speaker, printer, monitor, etc.
  3. System unit:  it processes all the data entered into the computer. The central processing unit (CPU) is the brain of the computer system. The components are the Cpu and motherboard.
  4. Storage devices: these are parts used for storing data in electronic form. Examples are Hard disk, cd/dvd, zip disk.

PRESENTATION

  • The Teacher revises the previous lesson (Advantages of a computer).
  • The Teacher introduces the topic: Computer Hardware.
  • She/he explains the term hardware and computer hardware.
  • He/she explains the features of computer Hardware.
  • The teacher leads the pupils to mention parts of computer Hardware.

EVALUATIVE ACTIVITIES

  • Hardware means what?
  • What is Computer Hardware?
  • List three features of computer Hardware.
  • Mention three parts of computer hardware.

CONCLUSION: the teacher sum up the lesson.

PREVIOUS LESSON: Advantages of a computer

NEXT LESSON: Computer hardware

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