• Class: Primary 3
  • Term: 2nd Term
  • Week: 7
  • Age: 8 years
  • Period:
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Date:
  • Subject: Basic Science Technology
  • Curriculum Theme: Computer Studies
  • Topic: Components Of A System Unit
  • Content: Functions Of The Motherboard

Specific Objectives:
By the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to:

  • Cognitive Domain: Explain two functions of the motherboard.
  • Affective Domain: Recognize the importance of the motherboard in a computer system.
  • Psychomotor Domain: Demonstrate basic handling skills of computer system components.
  • Social Domain: Collaborate with peers in discussing and listing functions of the motherboard.

Reference Materials:

  • 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
  • Abuja Educational Resource Centre Scheme of work
  • NAPPS National Unified Scheme of Work
  • Online Information
  • Textbooks

Instructional Materials:

  • Computer system (if available)
  • Diagrams or pictures of a motherboard
  • Marker board and markers
  • Notebooks and pencils

Rationale for the Lesson:
Understanding the functions of the motherboard is crucial as it is the central component of a computer system, and knowledge in this area is relevant in today’s technology-driven world.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:
Students should have basic knowledge of computer system components.


Content Development: Functions Of The Motherboard

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeaching StrategyTeacher’s ActivityPupils’ ActivityLearning Point
Introduction 5 minsDiscussionQuestion and AnswerIntroduce the topic and ask students what they know about the motherboard.Respond to questions and share prior knowledge.Understanding of the motherboard’s importance.
Importance 5 minsExplanationReal-life ExamplesExplain the significance of the motherboard using real-life examples.Listen attentively and note down important points.Awareness of the motherboard’s role in a computer system.
Functions 10 minsDemonstrationVisual Aids and DiagramsDisplay diagrams/pictures of a motherboard and explain two functions.Observe and ask questions for clarification.Knowledge of two functions of the motherboard.
Group Activity 10 minsGroup DiscussionCollaborative LearningDivide students into groups. Each group lists additional functions of the motherboard.Discuss and compile a list of functions in groups.Enhanced understanding through collaboration.
Note taking 5 minsExplanationNote-Taking GuidanceProvide guidance on important points to note about the motherboard.Take notes in their notebooks.Documentation of key information.
Evaluation 3 minsQuestion and AnswerOral AssessmentAsk questions about the motherboard’s functions to assess understanding.Answer questions individually.Assessment of knowledge on motherboard functions.
Conclusion 2 minsDiscussionReflectionAsk students to share one thing they found interesting or learned during the lesson.Share thoughts and reflections.Reflection on the importance and functions of the motherboard.

Classroom Note:

Functions of the Motherboard

  1. Controls and coordinates computer components.
  2. Manages data flow between different parts of the computer.
  3. Connects various peripherals such as the CPU, RAM, and storage devices.
  4. Enables communication between hardware components.
  5. Supports the computer’s overall functionality.


  1. Name two functions of the motherboard.
  2. How does the motherboard contribute to the computer’s functionality?

Note to Teachers:
Customize the lesson content, teaching methods, and pupil activities to suit your teaching style, curriculum, and available resources.

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Last Update: January 9, 2024