Computer Hardware
Lots of computers have a mouse - but not this kind!

Computer Hardware

This quiz addresses part of the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 for children aged 5 and 6 in years 1 and 2 in Computing. Specifically it looks at the main parts, or hardware, of a computer. It is one of 20 quizzes to help you find out about how computers work, and how they affect all our lives.

What makes a computer work? Which bit is which? This quiz tests you on some of the main parts, or hardware, of a computer. Inside the computer there are lots of tiny electronic components. These work very, very fast to make the computer work. They are like the brain of the computer. What about all the other main parts? Find out a little bit more about input and output by playing this quiz.

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  1. Both computers and 'phones have these. You look at them.
    You are looking at a screen now
  2. When you speak into a 'phone, your voice is picked up by a tiny __________.
    Microphones are input devices
  3. Aysha is chatting to her friend on a 'phone. Aysha can hear her friend’s voice. This is because the 'phone gives out ______.
    'Phones have tiny speakers. These make sounds for us to hear
  4. Which one of these is used to type words into a computer?
    Are you good at typing?
  5. Which one of these is an output device?
    Printers use ink and paper
  6. Lots of 'phones and computers have a ______ to take pictures.
    Do you like taking pictures? What do you take pictures of?
  7. Which one of these is an input device?
    Have you used a scanner? What did you use it for?
  8. You put information in to a computer, and you get information out of a computer.

    Lucy is using a smart-phone. It has a touch-screen. Lucy touches on an app. What is this?
    There are lots of input devices. Both mice and keyboards are input devices
  9. A lot of computers have one of these. It sounds like a small animal.
    What can you do with a computer mouse?
  10. Sam’s Mum is using her laptop. The laptop stores information on a ____ _____.
    All laptops and big computers have hard-drives. They store lots and lots of information

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