Hardware & software flyer

What is hardware?

Hardware is a hard object that you are able to touch. Hardware is something that you can pick up and move it to another space, for instance: laptop, computer, headphones/earphones, tablet, phone and other durable equipment.


All of the objects listed below are types of hardware & input :


  • Headphones~ used to listen to music.
  • Mouse~ used to control the computer screen.
  • Touch Screen~ instead of a mouse, you use your fingers.
  • Microphone~ used to make your voice louder.
  • Keyboard~ used to type.


Input is things that you program into the computer.


All of the objects listed below are types of Hardware & Output :


  • Speakers~ used to make sounds louder.
  • Projector~ used to project your device screen.
  • Headphones~ used to listen to something, without others hearing.
  • Lights~ used to brighten up a room.
  • Plotter~ used to make lines.


Output is what comes out of the computer (e.g. sound).


All of the objects listed below are types of hardware & storage :


  • DVD~ Digital Versatile Disc.
  • CD~ Compact Disc.
  • USB~ used to store memory.
  • SD card~ used to store memory.


Storage is what is being stored in the computer.

What is software?

Software is the opposite of hardware, so you can not pick it up and move it. This is because it is stored in the processor, so it runs inside the computer.


All of the programs listed below are types of Software & Programs :


  • Microsoft word
  • Scratch
  • PowerPoint
  • Instagram
  • Twitter


Any app is a program.


All of the programs listed below are types of Software & operating systems :


  • Apple
  • Android
  • Linux
  • Samsung
  • Windows


Operating systems are the brands that create our electronics.