What’s crazy about this class is that the first thing kids do is take computers apart! Don’t worry. They then build them back up and learn how they connect to the world. In this course, kids learn computer electronics, operating systems, digital storage, processors, and networking. Kids think critically, compare mechanisms, troubleshoot problems and understand how machines work! The most important characteristic of computer science is problem solving, an essential skill for life. Students analyze software and hardware to solve problems in a variety of contexts.
Each student will receive a Dell/HP Desktop computer to practice with and take apart during the course. After completing all classwork, students trade their practice computers in for a fully working, refurbished computer system with software, keyboard, monitor, and mouse to keep forever! How great is that!