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5th Grade Lesson - Parts of a computer

Computer parts and how they work. Covers Input/Output, Memory and Storage, and Processing

James Eddy

on 17 September 2012

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Transcript of 5th Grade Lesson - Parts of a computer

Hardware and Software
Input / Output Devices
Computer Components How does a computer work? What is hardware? What is software? Input or Output Device? Input and Output Devices input output Computer Components Motherboard The "center" of the computer
All other components plug in to the motherboard CPU / Processor CPU = Central Processing Unit Makes calculations that control the computer The "Brain" of the computer RAM Random
Memory Stores running programs and
data for the programs. More Ram = More programs
you can run at
one time Storage *resets when
power is turned off* Hard Disk Drive (HDD / Hard drive) Solid State Drive (SSD) *doesn't erase when
computer is turned off* Where the computer stores information. Stores information on rotating magnetic platters Stores information with flash memory.
Has no moving parts ( = faster) Input Devices Output Devices
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