Computer Hardware... Anabel Jacobsen

Learning Objectives:

  • To learn about the components inside a computer,
  • To understand the difference between input and output devices,
  • To learn about the impact of Alan Turing on modern computing,
  • To learn about Tim Berners-Lee and the birth of the world wide web,
  • To learn what the four generations of computers are.

My Task:

To create an online flyer to educate Year 6 pupils about computer hardware and the history of the computer using text, pictures and videos with an online application called Smore.

We will cover the following subjects:

  • Drives,
  • CPU,
  • RAM/ROM,
  • Motherboards,
  • Inputs/Outputs,
  • Touch Screens,
  • Alan Turing.

Alan Turing

Without Alan Turing, our lives today would be completely different. He was born in 1912 and lived in India until 1926 when his father retired. As well as helping to program the first commercial computer, he helped break German codes in World War II. In 1952, Turing was arrested and tried for homosexuality. Two years later on the 7th of June 1954, Alan Turing committed suicide. In 2012, the Olympic flame was passed from one person to another in front of a statue of Alan Turing, on what would have been his 100th birthday. In 2014, George Osborne announced a £42m fund to help make the United Kingdom a world leader in big data and algorithm. An Alan Turing Institute is to be founded to ensure that Britain leads the way in big data. There is also a limited edition Alan Turing Monopoly game and a street named after him.

Tim Berners-Lee

The World Wide Web is an amazing thing. We can search for information, find amazing images, interact with friends and family, play games and lots more. However, we mustn’t forget the amazing person who made the World Wide Web – Tim Berners-Lee. Tim Berners-Lee is a British computer scientist. He was born in London on the 8th of June 1955. His parents are Mary Lee Woods and Conway Berners-Lee. Berners-Lee worked for CERN. He has won six awards for all of his amazing work.

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Tim Berners-Lee

The Four Generations Of Computers

Before the type of computer we have today, we went through some generations...
development of computers, generations of computers


A drive is capable of storing and reading information. Examples of drives are: floppy drives, hard disk drives and CD-ROM drives. For more types of drives and more information about them, head to

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CPU is short for Central Processing Unit. It is also known as 'the brain of the computer' and was first developed at Intel. It was made in the early 1970s. The CPU handles all instructions it gets from hardware and software on the computer. For more information, go to

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ROM chips are usually used in game consoles such as the original Nintendo DS and The Gameboy. RAM chips are commonly used in computers. The main difference between RAM and ROM is a ROM chip doesn't require constant power to retain the information. For more differences between RAM and ROM, head to You can compare anything on this website!

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Raspberry Pi

What is a Raspberry Pi?

What Can You Do With A Raspberry Pi?

Here Are The Top 5 Things To Do With A Raspberry Pi:

1) Make a media centre,

2) Simple Network Storage,

3) Remote Control Your Work PC,

4) Make A Voicemail System,

5) A Budget Smart TV

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