About Computer Peripherals Hunt
Directions: Use the links to go to a site that has the answer. Use your Go menu to return to this page for the next question.
If a link is broken, employ your online research skills to ascertain an answer. Make your own print answer sheet

1. What are the four components of computer processing?
Explain what each component does.









2. What are computer peripherals?



2. List 4 peripherals that provide input.



3. List two peripherals that provide image data.


4. List 3 peripherals that are used for computer output.



5. To use many peripherals you will need to install a driver. What is a driver?



6. Which factor do you believe is the most important when choosing a printer?



7. Your family is going to get a scanner. What is an important consideration when purchasing a scanner.



8. Write three guidelines for cleaning a LCD monitor.



9. What is Adaptive Technology? List several examples.



10. Read this article Mind Moves Cursor. What are the advantages of this device for people?



What potential problems do you foresee?



11. Your school board is considering using biometric security.
Your nontechie friends ask, "What is biometric security?"


Which kind of biometric security seems most appropriate for a school?


Challenge: Answer this question "Which Is Smarter - Human Brain or Computer?"
Support your answer with facts.




bullet Small Pieces, Loosely Joined activity

bullet Food for thought - Did You Know 2.0? - Are you 21st Century Literate?

* What is Moore's law regarding computing? * Which Internet connection would you prefer?
* "Moore's Law is dead," says Gordon Moore. Why? * Chip Power - check it out - review Built on Sand
* Binary Internet Hunt * About the Internet Hunt
* Innovators in Computing * Computer Maintenance Hunt
* The Revolutionaries Watch What is Digital? at Future Channels
Cyberinfrastructure - examines the convergence of three realities -- the spread of
the Internet, the shrinkage of computers, and the accumulation of databases
* Consider the Energy use of Personal Electronics

*Rich Tennant can put a smile to the greatest computer frustrations. See his most recent funny here.

tree Save a tree use a Digital Answer Format - Highlight the text. Copy it. Paste it in a word processing document. Save the document in your folder. Answer on the word processing document in a contrasting color (not yellow) or font (avoid fancy fonts like Symbols, broadfont, blachfont). Save frequently as you work. Enter your name and the date in a header. Submit the assignment via a class dropbox or an email attachment. Bad things happen. Save a copy of your document in your computer. Proof your responses. It is funny how speling errors and typeos sneak in to the bets work. smiling icon

Make your own printer paper answer sheet

Tech Tip: Working in a group or in two different places like the library & home? You do not have to be physically together to work together. You do not have to take paper based notes at the library and digitalize them at home.
gold starWatch Google Docs video TAI - How could you use free, Google Docs to do a project? How would this facilitate group projects?

Perhaps you have the resources to record verbal answers. If you do, be sure to first read / record the question. Then record the answer immediately after it.

Aligned with PA Academic Standards for Science and Technology

3.7. Technological Devices

3.7.4 A. Identify basic computer operations and concepts. • Identify the major parts necessary for a computer to input and output data. • Explain and demonstrate the basic use of input and output devices (e.g., keyboard, monitor, printer, mouse). • Explain and demonstrate the use of external and internal storage devices (e.g., disk drive, CD drive). A. Use basic computer software. • Apply operating system skills to perform basic computer tasks. • Apply basic word processing skills. • Identify and use simple graphic and presentation graphic materials generated by the computer. • Apply specific instructional software. A. Identify basic computer communications systems. • Apply a web browser. • Apply basic electronic mail functions. • Use on-line searches to answer age appropriate questions.

3.7.7 A. Explain and demonstrate basic computer operations and concepts. • Know specialized computer applications used in the community. • Describe the function of advanced input and output devices (e.g., scanners, video images, plotters, projectors) and demonstrate their use. • Demonstrate age appropriate keyboarding skills and techniques. A. Apply computer software to solve specific problems. • Identify software designed to meet specific needs (e.g., Computer Aided Drafting, design software, tutorial, financial, presentation software). • Identify and solve basic software problems relevant to specific software applications. • Identify basic multimedia applications. • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of desktop publishing applications.

3.8 Science, Technology and Human Endeavors

3.8.4 A. Know that people select, create and use science and technology and that they are limited by social and physical restraints. • Identify and describe positive and negative impacts that influence or result from new tools and techniques. • Identify how physical technology (e.g., construction, manufacturing, transportation), informational technology and biotechnology are used to meet human needs. • Describe how scientific discoveries and technological advancements are related. • Identify interrelationships among technology, people and their world. • Apply the technological design process to solve a simple problem. A. Know how human ingenuity and technological resources satisfy specific human needs and improve the quality of life. • Identify and distinguish between human needs and improving the quality of life. • Identify and distinguish between natural and human-made resources. • Describe a technological invention and the resources that were used to develop it. A. Know the pros and cons positive and negative impacts.

3.8.7 A. Explain how sciences and technologies are limited in their effects and influences on society. • Identify and describe the unavoidable constraints of technological design. • Identify changes in society as a result of a technological development. • Identify and explain improvements in transportation, health, sanitation and communications as a result of advancements in science and technology and how they effect our lives. B. Explain how human ingenuity and technological resources satisfy specific human needs and improve the quality of life. • Identify interrelationships between systems and resources. • Identify and describe the resources necessary to solve a selected problem in a community and improve the quality of life. C. Identify the pros and cons of applying technological and scientific solutions to address problems and the effect upon society.

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Developed by Cynthia J. O'Hora This activity is released to the public domain to promote educating our children about technology. Posted 12/2005 utd 3/2009