Parts of a Computer Monitor Computer Studies ICT Primary 1 First Term Lesson Notes Week 5
Subject: Computer Studies (ICT)
Class :Primary 1
Term: First Term
Topic: Parts of a Computer Monitor
Learning Objectives: By the end of this lesson, students should be able to:
- Identify and name the main parts of a computer monitor.
- Understand the purpose of each part of the computer monitor.
- Explain how a computer monitor is similar to a TV screen.
Embedded Core Skills:
- Vocabulary development
- Critical thinking
- Communication skills
- Pictures of computer monitors
- Actual computer monitors (if available)
- Whiteboard and markers
- Flashcards with names of monitor parts
- Worksheets with blank monitor diagrams
Hello there, young learner! 🌟 Today, we’re going to learn all about a very important part of a computer – the monitor. A monitor looks like a TV screen, but it’s used for different things. Let’s explore it together! 😊
🖥️ What is a Monitor? A monitor is a big screen that looks like a TV. But instead of showing your favorite cartoons, it shows you everything your computer is doing. It’s like the computer’s face!
🌈 Parts of a Monitor:
- Screen: The big part that shows pictures and words. It’s like the TV screen.
- Buttons: Some monitors have buttons on the bottom or the side. These buttons help you make the screen brighter or darker.
- Stand: A monitor sits on a stand or a base to stay in one place. It’s like a chair for your monitor!
🔍 Let’s look at some examples:
- Imagine you’re playing a game on the computer. The game shows all the action on the monitor’s screen, just like when you watch your favorite cartoon on TV. 🎮📺
- When you draw a colorful picture on the computer, you use the monitor to see your artwork. 🖌️🎨
- If you want to change the sound of your music, you might use the buttons on the monitor to make it louder or softer. 🎵🔊
So, a monitor is like the computer’s TV screen, and it helps us see and do lots of cool things on the computer! 😄👩💻👨💻
1. A monitor is like a ________.
2. The part of a monitor that shows pictures and words is called the ________.
3. Some monitors have buttons to make the screen ________ or ________.
a) green, yellow
b) bigger, smaller
c) brighter, darker
d) loud, quiet
4. A monitor stands on a ________.
5. When you watch your favorite cartoon on TV, you are looking at the ________.
6. Playing a game on the computer is like watching it on a ________.
7. You use the monitor to see your colorful ________ on the computer.
8. If you want to make the sound louder, you can press the buttons on the ________.
9. The stand is like a ________ for the monitor.
10. The monitor helps us see and do cool things on the ________.
11. You can change the screen’s brightness using the monitor’s ________.
12. The screen of a monitor is like a big ________.
13. A monitor helps us look at pictures, words, and even play ________ on the computer.
14. The monitor’s buttons can make the screen ________ or ________.
a) taller, shorter
b) brighter, darker
c) louder, quieter
d) faster, slower
15. A monitor is like the computer’s ________.
b) TV screen
Revision : The teacher revises the previous topic
- Introduction (5 minutes):
- Begin by asking the students if they have seen a computer monitor before. Discuss any experiences they might have.
- Exploration (10 minutes):
- Show pictures of computer monitors and briefly explain that a computer monitor is like a TV screen for a computer.
- Ask the students to look closely at the pictures and identify any parts they can see.
- Identification (15 minutes):
- Present flashcards with the names of monitor parts (e.g., screen, buttons, stand).
- Show each flashcard and ask students to repeat the names of the parts after you.
- Explain the purpose of each part:
- The screen shows pictures and words.
- The buttons help control the monitor.
- The stand holds the monitor in place.
- Hands-On Activity (15 minutes):
- Provide worksheets with blank monitor diagrams.
- Distribute the worksheets and crayons/pencils.
- Ask students to draw and label the screen, buttons, and stand on the monitor diagram.
- Discussion (10 minutes):
- Have students share their drawings and explain what each part does.
- Encourage discussions and questions.
- Comparing (5 minutes):
- Ask the students how a computer monitor is similar to a TV screen.
- Discuss how both are used for viewing things but have different purposes.
- Introduce the topic and key concepts.
- Present flashcards with monitor part names.
- Guide the hands-on activity.
- Facilitate discussions and answer questions.
- Observe pictures of computer monitors.
- Repeat and learn the names of monitor parts.
- Draw and label monitor parts on worksheets.
- Share their drawings and participate in discussions
- Formative assessment: Observe students’ participation and engagement during discussions and the hands-on activity.
- Summative assessment: Review completed worksheets to check if students correctly identified and labeled the monitor parts.
- Ask students to find a computer monitor at home or in their classroom and identify its parts, just like they did in class.
Conclusion: By the end of this lesson, students should have a good understanding of the main parts of a computer monitor and their functions. They will also appreciate the similarities between a computer monitor and a TV screen.