Class: Primary 4

Term: 1st Term

Week: 7

Age: 9 years


Duration: 40 minutes


Subject: Basic Science and Technology

Curriculum Theme: Computer Studies

Topic: Printer

Content: Definition, Uses

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

  • Define a printer.
  • State 2 uses of a printer.
  • Draw a printer.

Reference Materials:

  • 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
  • Abuja Educational Resource Centre Scheme of work
  • NAPPS National Unified Scheme of Work
  • Course Book
  • Online Information
  • Textbooks (List your relevant textbook here)

Instructional Materials:

  • Pictures or diagrams of printers
  • Chalkboard/Whiteboard and markers
  • Drawing materials
  • Coursebook or printouts

Rationale for the Lesson:

Understanding printers is important in today’s digital world as they are commonly used for various purposes. It’s essential for pupils to grasp the concept and uses of printers for their daily lives and future education.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:

Pupils should have basic knowledge of computers and electronic devices.


Content Development: Printer

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Point/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Introduction 5 minsIntroduce the lesson Introduce the topic “Printer.” Ask questions to assess prior knowledge.Respond to questions and participate actively.
Definition of a Printer 10 minsExplanationDefine what a printer is. Explain its role in computers and daily life.Listen and take notes.
Uses of a Printer 10 minsDiscussionDiscuss and provide examples of how printers are used (e.g., printing documents, photos, etc.).Share thoughts on printer uses.
Drawing a Printer 5 minsDemonstrationDemonstrate how to draw a simple printer on the board. Emphasize key components.Attempt to draw a printer on their own.
Evaluation 5 minsQuestion and AnswerAsk questions related to the lesson content and objectives.Answer questions individually.
Conclusion5 minsRecap and DiscussionSummarize the lesson, emphasizing the importance of understanding printers.Share what they’ve learned.

Note to Pupils:

What is a Printer?

A printer is a computer device that produces a hard copy or physical representation of digital documents, images, or graphics. It takes electronic data from a computer and converts it into printed output on paper.

Uses of a Printer

  1. Printing School Assignments: We can use printers to produce hard copies of homework, essays, and other school assignments.
  2. Creating Art Projects: Printers enable us to print images and designs for art projects, helping us express their creativity.
  3. Printing Study Materials: Teachers can print study materials, notes, and worksheets for students to support their learning.
  4. Making Personal Photo Prints: Printers are used to produce photo prints of memorable moments, such as family photos or holiday snapshots.


  1. What is a printer, and what is its main function?
  2. Can you name two uses of a printer?

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: October 24, 2023