ICT – Grade 06 – Paper 01

Competency 1 : Appreciates the importance of computers

Competency Level 1.1: Explains the functions of the computer and its characteristics

Time : 01 period

Learning Outcome:

Identifies the components of a computer

Elaborates its role in different environments

Lists the functions and characteristics of a computer

Identifies the devices with embedded computers

Contents:

Basic components of a computer- Input, Processing, Output, Storage

Computer vs. Human

Speed and Efficiency

Accuracy

Reliability

Consistency

Capacity of storage

Cost

Intelligence

Devices with embedded computers

Mobile Phones

Modern Televisions

Washing Machines

Automobiles

Concepts and terms to be highlighted:

Components of a computer

Characteristics of a computer

Devices with embedded computers

Guidance for lesson Plan:

Search for components of computers through a web browser and discuss them with students

Identify the searched components in the computers and other devices in the laboratory

Discuss with students the characteristics – Speed and Efficiency, Accuracy, Reliability etc. – of a computer

Discuss the operation of a fully automatic washing matching as a computerized system (embedded system) where the steps of washing to spinning occur according to the user-selected set of instructions (user selected protocol).

Guidance for assessments and evaluations:

Identify a device as input or output.

Compare the performance of a computer against a human (manual) by using a suitable example such as adding a series of numbers

Find out other embedded systems available at home and the students’ environment

Quality inputs:

Internet facility, Computer

Information And Communication Technology

Grade 06 – Monthly Test

1. Name three basic functions of a computer.

2. Write three Significant Features of a Computer.

3. Name following parts of the computer

4. Categorize following hardware and write them in correct box

Battery Backup (UPS) Hard Drive (HDD) Network Interface Card (NIC)
Central Processing Unit (CPU) Joystick Zip Drive
Digital Modem Keyboard Optical Drive (BD/DVD/CD)
External Hard Drive Microphone Printer
Webcam Monitor Projector
Flash Drive Motherboard Random Access Memory (RAM)
Floppy Disk Drive Mouse Router
Speakers Speakers Scanner
Input Devices Output Devices
Processing Devices Main Memory
Storage Devices Communication Devices

5. Write one example for Application of Computers in following Sectors

School : ……………………………………………………………………………..

Bank : ……………………………………………………………………………..

Hospital : ……………………………………………………………………………..

Factories : ……………………………………………………………………………..

6. Write steps to log on to desktop computer(That computer plug to wall socket via UPS)

7. Write steps to turn off the desktop computer(That computer plug to wall socket via UPS)

8. Write steps to create a folder on the desktop.

9. Write three ethics that you must follow when using school computer lab.

10. Name following buttons and write the action when pressing them.

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