What are the parts of the computer?

Inside a CPU

The Motherboard

This is the motherboard, it controls pretty much the whole computer and tells it what to do.

A hard-drive

This is a hard-drive. They give computers the strength to remember things when the power goes out.

The monitor

The monitor is the screen of your computer. It is the most used output device on a computer.

The RAM card

The RAM card stands for random access memory card. It lets you see your data quickly in any order you want to.

Optical disk drive

An optical disk drives use or store information from DVDs, CDs, or Blu-ray disks which hold a lot more information than normal floppy disks. They let you watch and litsten to movies and music on your computer, through CDs and DVDs.


There are also a few fans inside CPUs. They are quite important, since if they aren't there or working, the computer can start to overheat and stop wroking. There were 2 quite big fans in the CPU we took apart.

Storage devices through the years.

Here is a picture of all the computer storage devices we have used in the past 25 years. The ones on the top are floppy disks. The next different ones you get to are CDs. Then you get to memory sticks or pen drives. Finally, you have the Micro SD cards which hold so much more storage than all the other storage devices do.

Input and Output devices

Input and output devices are the communication of either a computer and a human or other device. An example of an input device is a microphine since it puts your voice into the computer and a keyboard since it puts your writing into the computer too. An example of an output device is a printer, sine it sends out your information to you.

The World Wide Web (WWW) and the First Computer

The world wide web was invented by Tim Berners Lee in 1989. The first computer was the ENIAC, short for Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer. It was huge and it was finished in 1946 for the American army. The ENIAC helped produce ideas for more modern computers and the ones we have today have evolved from it.