Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Primary 6

Types of computer Networks

Subject: Computer science

Topic: Types of computer Networks

Duration: 40 mins

Previous knowledge: Pupils are familiar with Computer Networks

Objective: At the end of the lesson pupils should able to

  1. List the various types of computer networks
  2. Define each types of computer networks


Types of computer networks

  • Personal Area Networks (PAN is a computer network used for communication among computers and different information devices close to one person. Examples are personal computers, printers, fax, telephones etc.
  • Local Area Network: LAN is a network that connects computers and other devices in a large environmental area such as homes, schools.
  • Wide Area Network: WAN is a computer network that covers a geographical area.
  • Global Area Network: GAN is a network used for supporting mobile communication across some wireless LANs, Satellite coverage areas etc.

Other includes;

  1. Virtual Private Network (VPN)
  2. Campus Area Network
  3. Home Area Network


Step I: Teacher revises previous lesson with pupils�

Step II: Teacher introduces and explains new topic to pupils

Step III: Pupils are allowed to ask questions

Step IV: Teacher writes notes on the board for pupils


  1. State three types of computer networks?
  2. What is the full meaning of LAN?
  3. Define PAN?
  4. What is the full meaning of GAN?

Conclusion: Teacher moves round for inspection, marking and correction of notes where necessary.

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