• Class: Primary 3
  • Term: 3rd Term
  • Week: 6
  • Age: 9 years
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Subject: Basic Science and Technology
  • Curriculum Theme: Computer Studies
  • Previous Lesson: Do’s And Don’ts Of Using A Disk Drive
  • Topic: Storage Devices
  • Content: Meaning Of Storage Devices

Performance Objectives:

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

  1. Cognitive Domain: Define storage devices and list examples.
  2. Affective Domain: Appreciate the importance of storage devices in everyday life.
  3. Psychomotor Domain: Identify different storage devices physically or through images.
  4. Social Domain: Discuss the use of storage devices with classmates.

Reference Materials:

The following resources were used in planning this lesson:

Instructional Materials:

The teacher will teach this lesson with the aid of:

  • Flashcards with images of various storage devices (e.g., USB drive, CD, hard drive)
  • A real USB drive, CD, and hard drive for demonstration
  • A computer or tablet to show how data is stored

Rationale for the Lesson:

Understanding the meaning of storage devices is essential because they are used daily in storing information, music, pictures, and other important data. This knowledge is fundamental in today’s digital world, helping pupils grasp how information is saved and accessed.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:

Pupils are familiar with using computers and saving documents from the previous lesson on the do’s and don’ts of using a disk drive.


Learning Area: Storage Devices

To deliver this lesson, the teacher will adopt the following steps:

Content DevelopmentTimeTeaching MethodTeaching StrategyTeacher’s ActivityPupils’ ActivityLearning Point
Step 1: Introduction5 minsInteractiveSet inductionGreet pupils, introduce the topic of storage devices, and ask if anyone knows what a storage device is.Listen and respond to the teacher’s question.Pupils get curious and engaged about the topic.
Step 2: Definition5 minsDirect InstructionExplanationDefine storage devices as tools used to save data or information. Show examples using flashcards.Listen, look at flashcards, and repeat the definition.Pupils understand the basic concept of storage devices.
Step 3: Examples of Storage Devices10 minsDemonstrationVisual aidsShow real storage devices (USB, CD, hard drive). Explain how each works.Observe and touch the storage devices. Ask questions.Pupils can identify different storage devices.
Step 4: Importance of Storage Devices5 minsDiscussionGroup discussionDiscuss why storage devices are important in daily life (e.g., storing homework, photos, music).Participate in the discussion. Share personal experiences.Pupils appreciate the relevance of storage devices.
Step 5: Identification Activity5 minsHands-on ActivityPractical engagementShow images of different storage devices and ask pupils to name them.Identify and name the devices.Pupils can recognize and name various storage devices.
Step 6: Note Taking5 minsWritingGuided writingGuide pupils to write notes on the topic.Copy notes into their exercise books.Pupils have written reference for revision.
Step 7: Evaluation and Conclusion5 minsQ&AInteractive assessmentAsk questions to evaluate understanding. Summarize the lesson and answer any final questions.Answer questions and ask for clarification.Pupils’ understanding is assessed, and the lesson is reinforced.

Classroom Note:

Storage Devices

Meaning of Storage Devices:
Storage devices are tools or gadgets used to save data or information. This means that when we have something important we want to keep, like a photo or a document, we use a storage device to save it so we can use it later.

Lesson Evaluation:

To evaluate the learning, the teacher asks pupils to:

  1. Define what a storage device is.
  2. List three examples of storage devices.
  3. Explain why storage devices are important.
  4. Identify a storage device from an image or a real object shown in class.

Note for teachers using my lesson plan:

Hi there, remember that I didn’t make this lesson plan with any particular class or teacher in mind and I tried as much as possible with my experience and expertise to deliver this plan in a standard and effective style utilizing the best strategy and methods. Nevertheless, you are free to customize the lesson content, teaching methods, timing and pupil activities to suit your teaching style, pupils comprehension, curriculum, and resources available to you. Happy teaching!

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Last Update: June 6, 2024