Parts of a Computer Monitor Computer Studies ICT Primary 1 First Term Lesson Notes Week 5 

Parts of a Computer Monitor Computer Studies ICT Primary 1 First Term Lesson Notes Week 5


Subject: Computer Studies (ICT)

Class :Primary 1

Week: 5

Term: First Term

Topic: Parts of a Computer Monitor

Learning Objectives: By the end of this lesson, students should be able to:

  1. Identify and name the main parts of a computer monitor.
  2. Understand the purpose of each part of the computer monitor.
  3. Explain how a computer monitor is similar to a TV screen.

Embedded Core Skills:

  • Observation
  • Vocabulary development
  • Critical thinking
  • Communication skills

Learning Materials:

  • 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:

  1. Screen: The big part that shows pictures and words. It’s like the TV screen.
  2. Buttons: Some monitors have buttons on the bottom or the side. These buttons help you make the screen brighter or darker.
  3. 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 ________.
a) TV
b) fridge
c) book
d) chair

2. The part of a monitor that shows pictures and words is called the ________.
a) keyboard
b) screen
c) mouse
d) door

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 ________.
a) cloud
b) base
c) shoe
d) hat

5. When you watch your favorite cartoon on TV, you are looking at the ________.
a) floor
b) screen
c) chair
d) apple

6. Playing a game on the computer is like watching it on a ________.
a) mirror
b) monitor
c) pillow
d) ball

7. You use the monitor to see your colorful ________ on the computer.
a) fish
b) painting
c) banana
d) car

8. If you want to make the sound louder, you can press the buttons on the ________.
a) mouse
b) screen
c) keyboard
d) monitor

9. The stand is like a ________ for the monitor.
a) chair
b) hat
c) sock
d) book

10. The monitor helps us see and do cool things on the ________.
a) computer
b) tree
c) sandwich
d) bike

11. You can change the screen’s brightness using the monitor’s ________.
a) buttons
b) paint
c) shoes
d) hair

12. The screen of a monitor is like a big ________.
a) apple
b) book
c) TV
d) hat

13. A monitor helps us look at pictures, words, and even play ________ on the computer.
a) sports
b) music
c) games
d) clouds

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 ________.
a) parent
b) TV screen
c) pet
d) sandwich




Revision : The teacher revises the previous topic

  1. Introduction (5 minutes):
    • Begin by asking the students if they have seen a computer monitor before. Discuss any experiences they might have.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Discussion (10 minutes):
    • Have students share their drawings and explain what each part does.
    • Encourage discussions and questions.
  6. 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.


Teacher’s Activities:

  • Introduce the topic and key concepts.
  • Present flashcards with monitor part names.
  • Guide the hands-on activity.
  • Facilitate discussions and answer questions.

Learners’ Activities:

  • 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.

Homework (Optional):

  • 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.

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