What are the main parts of a computer?

Computers have lots of different parts and each has a special job.

Some will be inside the computer and others will be outside. Some parts are attached by wires and others are wireless.

The parts that make up a computer are called ‘hardware’. Programs which tell a computer what to do are called ‘software’. The hardware needs the software to tell it what to do.

Click on the pictures below to find out about the different parts of a computer.

Some parts of a computer put information into a computer. They are called ‘input’ parts. Others allow the computer to send information out. They are known as ‘output’ parts. Can you work out which is which?

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