Parts of a Computer Kindergarten – Fifth Grade Technology Lesson Created by Dr. Terri Kelly Liberty Elementary School! Learning Comes First!
Standards & Elements Standard 6: Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations. Element: a. Students understand and use technology systems.
Essential Question What are the basic parts of a computer and their functions?
Activity One Video: watch video http://www.gcflearnfree.org/computer/less on.aspx?id=1342 http://www.gcflearnfree.org/computer/less on.aspx?id=1342 ( K-1 st) Teacher asks students to open the file named Computer Parts on their individual computers. Students will match the parts and names together by dragging the names below the photograph. Teacher monitors students working independently. Students complete the Tower assignment too. (check answers on the PowerPoint, next slide)
Computer Parts _____________________ ______________________ __________________ mouse pad keyboard desktop mouse headphones monitor
Computer Parts _____________________ ______________________ __________________ mouse pad keyboard desktop mouseheadphonesmonitor
tower compact disk rewritable or compact disk recordable drive DVD drive eject button universal serial bus (usb) port power buttonTower
t o w e r compact disk rewritable or compact disk recordable drive DVD drive eject button universal serial bus (usb) port power button Tower Answers
Computer Parts and their Functions Computer parts and functions activity (think, pair, & share) - Students will work with a partner and open Microsoft PowerPoint to insert a picture of each computer part listed below. Partners will discuss, then type an answer next to each computer part explaining how each computer part below works and share answers with the class: Monitor keyboard mouse mouse pad tower
Activity 3: Students may come to the smartboard to complete as a class. Then students may go to the website independently at their computers to complete matching activity. http://www.quia.com/jg/507206.html (Select the matching activity, Kindergarten, 1 st, & 2 nd grades) http://www.quia.com/jg/507201.html (Select the matching activity, 3 rd, 4 th, & 5 th grades)
Activity 4: Computer Assessment It’s Assessment Time! Teacher gives quiz using the CPS. Teacher will read function of computer part aloud to students and students will enter correct answer using the CPS.
Just For Fun (Extension Activity) Inside the computer Click on link below: http://www.kids-online.net/learn/c_n_l.html