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"Exploring Computer Science" (ECS)
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Unit 1: Human Computer Interaction

Students will learn about the hardware that makes up a computer, how they are used and what allows these machines to function.

Topic
Purpose
Lesson
1. What Is A Computer? Students should have a greater understanding of what a computer is. Click here.
2. Computer Components. Students will have a greater understanding of the components or hardware that makes up a computer. Click here.
3. Dismantle & Build a Computer.

Students will understand the components or hardware that makes up a computer by dismantling and rebuilding a computer.

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4. Building A Computer For a Client. Students will understand the purpose and value of computer components based on the user's need. Click here.
5. Triumph Of The Nerds The story of the birth of the personal computer and Silicon Valley. Click here.
6. Silicon Lite Seeing the entire process of the creation of an integrated circuit. Click here.
Unit 1 Test This Unit Test is based on the information covered in class: Flowchart, Definitions, Computer Startup Chronology and The Power Goes Out.  
Computer History Museum Field Trip to the Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley (Mountain View) Click here.
     
7. Internet, Browser & Search Engines. Understanding The Internet & Searches Click here.
8. Digital Communication.

Recognizing and explaining various forms of communications as data exchange.

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9. Communication_Privacy: Generating Data Looking at Privacy and Security Concerns Click here.
10. Telling A Story With Data Understanding how Pictures can be pieced together by the data that is collected. Click here.
11. Privacy & Security Looking at Privacy and Security Concerns Click here.
12. Following Directions Computer Code Needs To be Preciseā€¦and Coders Need to Think In These Terms. Click here.
13. Artificial Intelligence_Turing Can computers exhibit “intelligence,” or are ever likely to do so in the future. Click here.
14. Chatterbots: How Life like Computers Have Become. Determining How Lifelike Computers Have Become Click here.
15. Artificial Intelligence: Judging Computer Responses

Can Computers Outperform Humans? Jobs!

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Questions? jharrington@sthelenaunified.org