- Contains a chip/microprocessor
- Has memory
- Has a source of power
- Follow commands
- Processes Data
The fifth graders continued their exploration of what constitutes a computer. Working in groups of three or four Mrs. Mitzenmacher's class (10-22-2013) and Mrs. Mannering's class (10-23-2013) created a list (from items in the computer class room) that either - Were Computers, Might be Computers, or Definitely NOT Computers. The students made some pretty insightful observations.
Mr. Kass' class spent time today thinking about the characteristics of a computer. The students wrote their observations on the board. Together we examined the traits, and determined that the following items are what makes an object a computer: