Understand Hardware and Software

What We'll Learn

  1. The basic parts of a computer
  2. The meaning of the terms: Hardware and Software



Basic Parts of a Computer 

Click the video below to learn about the basic hardware components of a computer:




Hardware and Software 

A computer has two general characteristics:
  • Hardware 
    • the physical parts of a computer that you can see and touch.  
    • Similar to the physical material of our brain.
  • Software
    • the code and programs that run on a computer. You cannot see them, but can observe their effects when they operate.  
    • Similar to the thoughts and commands that flow through our brains.



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