Class: Primary 1

Term: 3rd Term

Week: 8

Age: 6 years

Duration: 45 minutes


Subject: Basic Science and Technology 

Curriculum Theme: Basic Science

Topic: Computer

Content: Parts of a Computer

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

  • Identify Parts of a computer
  • List 3 parts of a computer

Instructional Materials:

  • Computer parts (mouse, monitor, keyboard, printer)
  • Table for arranging computer parts
  • Pictures of computer parts
  • Chart paper and markers
  • Name tags for computer parts
  • Notebooks and pencils for pupils

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:
Pupils have learnt about computers in their previous lesson and should have basic familiarity with computer.

Rationale for the Lesson:
Computers are essential tools in our lives. It’s important for pupils to start recognizing and understanding the different parts of a computer from an early age. This lesson introduces them to the basic components of a computer and helps them distinguish between different parts.


Content Development: Parts of a Computer

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Points/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Introduction5 minsDiscussionGreet the class. Discuss the topic and its importance.Listen attentively.
Arranging Parts7 minsPractical ActivityPlace computer parts on a table. Guide pupils to identify and name each part.Observe and identify parts.
Differences7 minsComparisonShow pictures of computer parts on chart paper. Discuss differences between them.Look at pictures and discuss.
Identifying7minsHands-on ActivityProvide name tags for each part. Ask pupils to touch and identify the parts.Touch and identify parts.
Listing Parts5 minsDiscussionDiscuss and list 3 computer parts.Participate in the discussion.
Evaluation5 minsQuestioningAsk pupils to point to specific parts on a picture or diagram.Point to parts as directed.
Note Copying6 minsWritingProvide the note on the board. Pupils copy it into their notebooks.Copy the note in their notebooks.
Recap and Conclusion3 minsSummary Summarize the lesson by reiterating the different parts of a computer
– Highlight the importance of each part in making a computer work
– Listen attentively to the summary
– Understand the importance of each computer part


Parts of a Computer

A computer has different parts that work together to make it function. Some of the parts include;

  1. Monitor
  2. Keyboard
  3. Mouse
  4. System Unit (SU)
  5. Microphone
  6. Speaker
  7. Web Camera
  8. Power Supply Unit (PSU)
  9. Joystick
  10. Light pen


  1. Point to the part you use to move the cursor on the screen.
  2. What do we call the screen of the computer?
  3. Name three parts of a computer.

Teaching Aids:

  • Computer parts (mouse, monitor, keyboard, printer)
  • Pictures of computer parts
  • Chart paper and markers
  • Name tags for computer parts

Note to Teachers:
Please note that the actual content of the lesson, teaching methods, and pupil activities may vary based on your specific teaching style, curriculum, or available resources. Feel free to customize the lesson plan to fit your needs.

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Last Update: August 29, 2023