• Class: Primary 4
  • Term: 2nd Term
  • Week: 2
  • Age: 9 years
  • Period:
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Date:
  • Subject: Basic Science Technology
  • Curriculum Theme: Computer Studies
  • Topic: System Software
  • Content: System Software

Specific Objectives:

  • Cognitive Domain: Define system software and describe utilities software.
  • Affective Domain: Show interest in learning about computer operations.
  • Psychomotor Domain: Demonstrate the ability to navigate basic system software interfaces.
  • Social Domain: Participate in group discussions about the importance of system software.

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 or tablet with operating system
  • Projector or Smartboard
  • Diagrams of system software components
  • Interactive software examples

Rationale for the Lesson:

Understanding system software is essential as it forms the backbone of computer operations. This knowledge is fundamental in today’s technology-driven world, aiding pupils in appreciating how computers function and the importance of software in daily life.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:

Basic understanding of computers and familiarity with using a computer or a tablet.


Content Development: System Software

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeaching StrategyTeacher’s ActivityPupil’s ActivityLearning Point
Introduction5 minLectureQuestioningExplain the concept of system softwareListen attentivelyUnderstanding system software
Define System Software10 minInteractiveDemonstrationShow examples of system softwareObserve and ask questionsIdentifying types of software
Operating System5 minGroup WorkDiscussionGuide pupils in explaining OSDiscuss in groups, present findingsLearning about operating systems
Utilities Software5 minPresentationIllustrationDescribe utilities softwareTake notes, interact with examplesKnowing utilities software
Note Taking5 minWritingDictationDictate notes for pupils to writeWrite down the notesReinforcing learned concepts
Evaluation3 minQ&AAssessmentAsk questions based on objectivesAnswer questionsAssessing understanding
Conclusion2 minSummaryRecapSummarize the lessonListen and ask final questionsConcluding the lesson

Classroom Note:

System Software

System software is the type of software that is designed to operate and control the computer hardware and to provide a platform for running application software.

Meaning of Operating System

An operating system (OS) is a collection of software that manages computer hardware resources and provides common services for computer programs.

Utilities Software

Utilities software is a type of system software designed to help analyze, configure, optimize or maintain a computer.

Evaluation Questions:

  1. What is system software?
  2. Can you name an operating system you are familiar with?
  3. What is the purpose of utilities software in a computer?

Note to Teachers:

Customize this lesson to align with the technological resources available and the specific curriculum followed. Ensure that the teaching methods cater to diverse learning styles and encourage active participation.

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Last Update: January 30, 2024