ATLAS strives for student's success, by not only challenging students but also introducing them to various subjects, including one we will introduce to students from grades 7-9, building computers.
Building a computer can help students understand difficult concepts in a fun way! We plan to have the students understand the purpose and uses of each part of a computer including, motherboard, CPU, RAM, GPU, storage, PSU etc. This will also include the inputs and outputs of the computer and even the operating system.
After the students have shown understanding of how a computer is constructed, we plan to select parts for a computer and take the students to pick up the parts from a computer store.
The students will then work together to build a computer! This process will help them understand how things can work together and develope their critical thinking and problem solving skills working through all parts of this process and develope a new understanding of technology!