Explore the Parts of a Computer Motherboard BIOS Storage Devices Peripherals Power Supply Ports Introduction Hardware Software Operating System CPU RAM ROM Computer Memory What is a computer? A computer is an electronic device that executes the instructions in a program.
Software is a computer program that is made up of certain instructions or codes that tell your hardware, or computer, what to do. Software can be used to play games, write school papers, or even sort e-mail.
Icon: A graphical symbol for an application, folder or file.
Menu Bar: a horizontal menu that appears on top of a window which has a list of options.
Desktop: the shaded or colored backdrop of your screen.
Doc Station: Provides shortcuts to commonly used programs
Kilobyte = about 1000 bytes.
Megabyte = about one million bytes.
Gigabyte = about one billion bytes.
It’s like the blood vessels inside the human body, which connect to all the vital organs.
Instead of blood vessels, the motherboard uses tiny electrical paths to connect each part of the computer.
One important part on the motherboard is the BIOS, which is where the computer's settings are stored and changed.Motherboard
After booting and
performing a few
It turns the computer
over to your operating
Online Activity: Different kinds of storage devices
These are devices that connect to your computer, but are separate from it.
These devices can be categorized as either input or output.
Activity: Which Does What?