DEN CHIEF: This month Cub Scouts in Den ____ have been leaning about computers. And they would like toshare what they learned.
A computer is a machine that uses electricity and helps people work with different types of information.
Output is the computer's answer after it has processed your message or program.
A microchip is a tiny piece of material that stores and sends information through the computer.
A printer helps you create your important documents. Dot matrix, bubbles and laser jet, too.
The CPU is the central processing unit of the computer. It is the computer's brain.
Telecommunications can be done with other computers over telephone lines if you have a modem.
E-mail is a message sent from one computer to another over some type of a network.
RAM, random access memory, is a computer's memory that can be changed by your input or program.
Software is the program, or instructions, that tell the computer what to do. They are usually stored on disks or tapes.