Lesson: Rachel Somers: Clone of STEM Robotics 101 EV3 Introduction to Computers

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This lesson is COMMON to both NXT and EV3 versions of STEM Robotics 101. The goal of this lesson is to explore the history and parts of the computer. The lesson utilizes resources from Intel's "The Journey Inside: The Computer" series.
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Students will be able to:

1. List examples of early calculating machines

2. Describe the four problems of tube-based computer

3. Describe the function of a transistor

4.  Describe the four parts of a computer

5.  Categorize a given computer part

6. Distinguish between storage drives and memory chips

7. Distinguish between RAM, ROM and Flash memory chips

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