Fifth Grade Technology Scavenger Hunt



Search Questions

I.      Alphabet Soup

o       What is a DVD

o       How many DVD Formats are available

o       What is ENIC?

o        The ARPANET’s development began in 1966.  It was an experiment to connect universities so they could share information.  What do we call these network computers today?

o       Write your schools home page URL.

o       What is a URL?

o       What does GUI mean? (pronounced goo-ey)

o       What do the letters CD-ROM stand for?


II.   His/tory – Her/story

o       What contribution did Ada Byron make to computing

o       Douglas Engelbart was a computer visionary of the 1960’s. What did he invent that you find handy?

o       How did Marcian Hoff’s invention change computers? Look him up using Inventor Search?

o        In what year was the first World-Wide Web software created by Tim Berners-Lee? (Hint:  Use the find command to make searching this page easier.  Go Edit…Find. Enter a keyword for what you are looking for (a name or the word “web” for example) Click Find.  To repeat the processes go Edit…. Find again.)

o       What contribution did Michael S. Hart make to the world of computing?

o       Pietro Di Miceli developed and administered the first web site for what project started by Michael Hart?

o       William Gibson coined what compound word that begins with cyber and is a popular  buzzword

o       What company was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen.

III. A Fling with the Lingo & Joy with the Jargon

o       What is a dingbat?

o       What is a handshake?

o       What is a homepage?

o       Apple Computers G4 is a super computer because its operations can be measured in gigaflops.

          What is a gigaflop.

I think the person who coined these computer terms must have been hungry

o        What is a bit?

o       How many bits are in a byte?

o       Use the database Free On-Line Dictionary of Computer to learn…

·        How many nibbles in a byte

o       What kind of wafer is used at Intel to make computer chips?


IV.            Things that make you go Hmmmmm?

o       What handles can you not hold in your hand?

o       What kind of wafer is used at Intel to make computer chips

o       When were floppy disks introduced?

o       What is an advantage of the Dvorak keyboard?

o       What is a computer virus?

o       What do they call the suit that cleanroom technicians must wear while making computer chips?

o       Why is the special clothing necessary?

o       Four key components of a computer platform are,

the operating system + processor + databus + _____________________

and what kind of board?


V.     Tell Something New!

o        Name a mammal, other than humans that uses a computer? (use your online research skills to find Project Delphis)

o        This teacher’s webpage is an example of….

o        Name three computer peripherals?

o        Project Gutenberg puts on the Internet public domain literature and information.

     What was the first document posted?

o       What does modem stand for anyway?

o       What does a modem do?

o       Linux is free to the public computer _________________.

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