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Computer Parts Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Instructor: Kandi Young

Kandi has degrees in Communications, Human Services, Education and Computer Science. She is a Business, Marketing, and Technology instructor with a Master's degree in Education.

Looking for a way to teach your elementary school students about the parts of a computer? With this lesson plan, students will completea hands-on learning activity and a worksheet after reading a text lesson and completing a quiz.

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • recognize and name a mouse, keyboard, monitor, and router
  • briefly describe the role each piece of hardware plays in making a computer work
  • explain how hardware differs between PCs, laptops, and touchscreens

Length

1 to 2 hours

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.1

Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.3

Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.

Materials

  • Index cards
  • Art supplies such as markers, crayons, paints, etc.
  • Posterboard
  • Glue

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