Option 2: Create a classroom resource that compares humans to computers in some way. It could be the brain, the body, the senses or another comparison. Share the resource with the community along with a description of the resource and how it could be used in the classroom or for teacher professional development.
I would look at having children build a human out of resources in the room . then using pictures of computer parts we could have group sessions about how a human compares to a computer by sticking on the pictures to the different body parts. we could do pop quizzes to extend the learning and then in a couple of days change it to a design of a computer and have children point out the human features of the computer.
I would support lengthy conversations about each area and extend on the learning by introducing new components of computers.
We could also build a brain with wiring to a light bulb and talk about how we send data through the system to perform an action.
resources would be:
- electrical wiring
- craft supplies
- light bulb
- cardboard boxes
- pictures of human parts and computer parts for recognition