Computer Components (Level 2)

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Course Title: Introduction to Computer Components Age Group: 8-12 years

Course Description: The Introduction to Computer Components course is designed to familiarize kids aged 8-12 with the basic building blocks of a computer. Through hands-on activities, interactive discussions, and engaging projects, students will learn about various computer components and their functions. The course aims to provide a solid foundation in understanding hardware components, fostering curiosity and a love for technology.

Course Outline:

1. Session 1: Introduction to Computers
• What is a computer?
• The importance of computers in our lives
• Brief history of computers

2. Session 2: Inside the Computer Case
• Exploring the computer case and its components
• Introduction to the motherboard, CPU, and RAM
• Hands-on activity: Identifying components inside a computer case

3. Session 3: Input and Output Devices
• Understanding input devices (keyboard, mouse, etc.)
• Exploring output devices (monitor, printer, etc.)
• Hands-on activity: Identifying common input and output

4. Session 4: Storage Devices
• Introduction to storage devices (hard disk drive, solid-state
drive, etc.)
• Exploring optical storage devices (CD, DVD, etc.)
• Hands-on activity: Exploring different storage devices

5. Session 5: Graphics and Sound Cards
• Introduction to graphics and sound cards
• Exploring their functions and importance
• Hands-on activity: Examining graphics and sound cards

6. Session 6: Power Supply and Cooling
• Understanding the role of the power supply unit (PSU)
• Exploring cooling systems and their significance
• Hands-on activity: Investigating power supply and cooling
7. Session 7: Networking and Communication
• Introduction to network cards and Wi-Fi adapters
• Exploring wired and wireless networking
• Hands-on activity: Connecting devices to create a simple

8. Session 8: Building Your Own Computer
• Overview of the computer-building process
• Step-by-step guide to assembling a computer
• Hands-on activity: Building a computer using provided
components (simulation or real)

9. Session 9: Troubleshooting and Maintenance
• Common computer issues and how to troubleshoot them
• Importance of regular computer maintenance
• Hands-on activity: Identifying and fixing basic computer

10. Session 10: Future of Computer Components
• Exploring emerging technologies in computer components
• Discussion on the possibilities of the future
• Hands-on activity: Imagining and designing a future computer