Year Group/s: Year 5 – 6

Duration: 45 – 60 minutes

Digital Systems: Lesson 3


Created By: Kim Maslin, Digital Technologies Educator

Date Published: 4 June 2018

Lesson Overview

This is the third lesson in the unit “Digital Systems” based on the Year 5/6 Digital Technologies curriculum (WA). Following on from the second lesson which introduced students to hardware vs. software, this lesson teaches students the actual functions of each of the computer bits. To help contextualise this for students, they compare the functions of the computer bits with the different parts of the human body!

Lesson Goals:

  • Identify the different parts that make up a computer
  • Learn about their functions

Included in Download:

  • Detailed lesson plan
  • “Reflection Notes” on the lesson (from when I taught it!)
  • “Look like an Expert” fact to share with your class
  • “Parts of the Computer” Powerpoint

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About Kim Maslin

Kim is a passionate educator empowering others to feel confident using technology. She has spent the last 10 years teaching students aged 5 to 85! Kim is the author of The Tweeting Galah cybersafety series.