Objective: To provide students with the insights necessary to understand the historical sequence of the development of the digital computer.
The students will be able to:
- Identify which device is considered the first calculating device.
- Explain that Charles Babbages Analytical engine was unique in that it was the first calculating machine that stored information and followed programs
- Identify IBM as the Company that made the first electric counting machine?
- Recognize that the development of the digital computer was impacted by the development of new technologies.
- Identify the Vaccum Tube as the key technology that enabled the The First Generation of computers.
- List two problems inherant in the use of vaccum tubes in the construction of a digital computer.
- Identify the Transistor as the key technology that enabled the The Second Generation of computers.
- Identify the Integrated Circuit Chip as the key technology that enabled the The Third Generation of computers.
- Identify that integrated circuit chips are made from silicon.
- Hypothesize how computers might work 20 years from today.
- Explain that a timeline is used to show the relationship between events over a specific time period.
- Using a drawing of a rendition of a computer chip, operate the basic functions of electronic drawing software, so as to electronically redraw what is seen on the orginal drawing.