- Digital Technologies
- Critical & Creative Thinking
Technical and Personal Skills
Computer science, hardware and software systems, problem solving, collaboration, systems thinking.
The personal computer is perhaps the most common and essential tool of almost any home or workplace in today’s society. We design, communicate and play on them daily, but how many of us actually understand how they work? Could your house, classroom or business survive without one?
In this program, students will learn about the different components of a computer, the job of each one and why they are needed to run certain programs by building their own PC from scratch! Beginning with a seemingly random set of computer parts, students will step through the process of assembling their PC, from component identification and assembly order to cable management and troubleshooting.
After installing an operating system and running the PC to check the success of their build, the final part of the day involves students disassembling their PC. By returning it back to it’s basic state of components, they can revisit critical learning and discuss how they might upgrade parts to improve performance.