History of Computers Lesson for Kids


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Using an abacus to add money would be _____ than counting by hand, but _____ than using a calculator.

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1. Why would Babbage's machine be difficult for people to use in their homes?

2. Which components of Babbage's machines are still a part of computers today? (Hint: All four must be used today.)

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Computers have been around for a while and they are important for many different reasons. See what you know about the history of computers by using the quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

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  • Why Babbage's machine would be difficult to use in a house
  • Using an abacus to add money
  • Why computers have become popular
  • The future of computers
  • Components of Babbage's machines

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  • Reading comprehension - pick out the most important information from the lesson on the history of computers
  • Interpreting information - read and understand information about the future of computers
  • Information recall - remember what you learned about the components of Babbage's machines

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