What is a computer?

Computer Science: using the power of computers to solve problems and express ourselves

CA CSS K-2.CS.2 - Explain the functions of common hardware and software components of computing systems.

CA CSS K-2.IC.18 - Compare how people lived and worked before and after the adoption of new computing technologies.


  • debug: find and fix errors (bugs) in programs

  • decomposition: breaking down a problem into smaller pieces

  • program: a set of instructions written in a language that a computer understands

  • sequence: a set of instructions that follow one another in order

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 K-2.AP.12 Create programs with sequences of commands and simple loops, to express ideas or address a problem.

K-2.AP.13 Decompose the steps needed to solve a problem into a sequence of instructions.

: K-2.AP.14 Develop plans that describe a program's sequence of events, goals, and expected outcomes.

: K-2.AP.16 Debug errors in an algorithm or program that includes sequences and simple loops.