Input Devices

Lesson Aim

  • Explain the functions of an input device
  • Identify the main input devices

Your Task

You need to produce a powerpoint presentation about input devices. Your presentation will need a title slide and then a slide for each input device.

Each slide needs  the following

  • Title
  • Image of the input device
  • A couple of pieces of information about the device

You may use the internet to get images and information, but do not copy and paste text.

Use your own words

Extension

If you finish the presentation for input devices, create a similar presentation for OUTPUT Devices.

Introduction to Computer Hardware

Lesson Aim

  • Understand the differences between input and output devices and recognise where sensors are used in everyday objects

Starter

As a class view presentation and identify the key computer peripherals as input, output or storage devices.

Presentation

Main

Create a Word Document with the title Inputs and Outputs.

Create and complete a table like this:

Table

Extension Task

For each of the different types of sensor, state an everyday item that uses this sensor and explain how it is used. Here’s a reminder of the different sensors:

  • Light
  • Temperature
  • Moisture
  • Pressure
  • Motion
  • Smoke

Plenary

  1. What is a peripheral device?
  1. Give an example of an output device connected to a computer.
  1. Is a mouse an input or an output?
  1. Give an example of an everyday device that contains a sensor. How is it used?

Computing – Output Devices

Lesson Aim

  • Explain the functions of an output device
  • Identify the main output devices

Your Task

You need to produce a powerpoint presentation about output devices. Your presentation will need a title slide and then a slide for each output device.

Each slide needs  the following

  • Title
  • Image of the output device
  • A couple of pieces of information about the device

You may use the internet to get images and information, but do not copy and paste text.

Use your own words