Class: Primary 1

Term: 3rd Term

Week: 8

Age: 6 years


Duration: 40 minutes


Subject: Basic Science Technology

Curriculum Theme: Basic Science

Topic: Parts Of A Computer

Content: Parts Of A Computer

Specific Objectives:

  • Cognitive Domain: Pupils will be able to identify and name the basic parts of a computer.
  • Affective Domain: Pupils will develop an appreciation for technology and its uses in daily life.
  • Psychomotor Domain: Pupils will demonstrate how to safely handle and point out parts of a computer.
  • Social Domain: Pupils will work in groups to discuss and share knowledge about different parts of a computer.

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:

  • Real computer parts or a computer model
  • Pictures of computers and their parts
  • Interactive whiteboard or posters

Rationale for the Lesson:

Understanding the basic parts of a computer is crucial in this digital age, as it lays the foundation for technological literacy. This knowledge enables pupils to use computers effectively and responsibly, fostering skills that are essential in both academic and daily life contexts.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge: Pupils are assumed to have basic familiarity with computers, such as having seen or used one at home or in school.


Content Development: Parts Of A Computer

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeaching StrategyTeacher’s ActivityPupil’s ActivityLearning Point
Step 1: Introduction5 minDiscussionQuestion And Answer Introduce the topic and engage pupils by asking if they have used a computer before.Pupils respond to questions and share experiences.Introduction to computers.
Step 2: Identification10 minDemonstrationInquiry-based learningShow pupils real computer parts or pictures, and explain each part’s name and function.Pupils observe and listen to explanations.Recognizing computer parts.
Step 3: Handling10 minHands-onCooperative learningGuide pupils in handling computer models or parts safely.Pupils practice handling parts under supervision.Safe handling of computer parts.
Step 4: Group Discussion5 minGroup workSocial interactionFacilitate group discussions where pupils list parts of a computer they remember.Pupils discuss in groups and list computer parts.Enhancing social and communicative skills.
Step 5: Note Taking5 minWritingDirect instructionDictate notes for pupils to copy.Pupils write down notes.Documentation of learning.
Step 6: Evaluation3 minQuestioningFeedbackAsk questions about the parts of a computer and their functions.Pupils answer questions.Assessing understanding.
Step 7: Conclusion2 minSummaryReflectionSummarize the lesson and emphasize the importance of each computer part.Pupils listen and reflect.Reinforcing the lesson’s objectives.

Classroom Note:

Parts of a computer

  1. Monitor – Displays information and graphics.
  2. Keyboard – Used to enter data and commands.
  3. Mouse – A pointing device to navigate on the screen.
  4. CPU (Central Processing Unit) – The brain of the computer.
  5. Speakers – Emit sound from the computer.
  6. Printer – Produces hard copies of documents.
  7. USB Ports – Connect external devices to the computer.

Evaluation Questions:

  1. What is the CPU and why is it important?
  2. Name three input devices of a computer.
  3. How does a monitor help us when using a computer?

Note to Teachers:

Customize the lesson content to accommodate the available resources. If actual computer parts are not available, use detailed pictures or videos. Encourage pupils to explore and ask questions during the lesson to foster a deeper understanding and curiosity about technology.

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Last Update: March 22, 2024