Computer Hardware: Building a Computer. Plans and resources for a project to build understanding of computer specifications by learning to build your own computer system: looks at what's inside the case, peripheral devices and operating systems. Aimed at KS3 but could adapt for KS2. (from TES).
Your students are going to love learning about the parts of a computer while building their own on paper! These little laptops turn out so adorable you can't resist smiling when you see the finished products. In addition to the lift-the-flaps laptop, there is a matching page with definitions of the computer parts for a little added academics.
Kano is the first computer that anyone, anywhere can make. Our mission is to give young people – and the young at heart – a simple, fun way to make and play with technology, and take control of the world around them.