Computers 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.

This lesson focuses on the key internal hardware of computers, including the CPU, motherboard, and hard drive. Students will engage in a hands-on learning activity and complete a worksheet to reinforce the concepts taught.

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • explain the role of the Central Processing Unit, motherboard, and hard drive
  • understand the role each piece of hardware plays in making a computer work
  • explain how internal hardware impacts external hardware, such as the mouse and keyboard

Length of Lesson

30 minutes to 1 hour

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

  • Paper
  • Markers, crayons, paints, etc.
  • Poster board
  • Paste
  • Magazines (optional)
  • Salvaged computer parts (optional)

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