Week 2 digging in
Supplies (two fully functional pcs, clothes pins with names, standard tool kit with screwdrivers etc. opt. fun other little computers trinket,Gemma, Arduino, less,iPad….)
1. Put out an array of computers, tablets, microcontrollersand ask the kids to sit by a computer. Fun game to show them that microcontrolers are also computers.
2. show video: How Stuff works.
3.Show the computer working then how to properly shutdown and unplug the device.
4. Take apart computers leave the other intact but open one piece at a time and review
Identify CPU/fan (BRAINS) what could we do without the cpu?
Memory -The system memory holds all of the “active” information that the computer is using. When you turn the computer on the memory is empty and when the computer is turned off, RAM forgets everything you told it. This is why it is so important to save your work on a computer if the computer gets turned off, RAM will lose all of your work!
Long term storage: Hard drive (long term memory) what could you do without it
Network card Mac address of network card gets you to the internet and all of the other resources outside your own computer
Mother board ( main circuit board,plug in your processor, memory, cache, video card( displaying the screen you see on the monitor) and other cards. It is also where you connect your peripherals)what it does, could it run without it
USB, Serial port,Parallel port printer audio in/out different cables different ways of sending information
Extra: Review input/output//procceror/storatge from last week with picture sorting and