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Inside your computer - Bettina Bair

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How does a computer work? The critical components of a computer are the peripherals (including the mouse), the input/output subsystem (which controls what and how much information comes in and out), and the central processing unit (the brains), as well as human-written programs and memory. Bettina Bair walks us through the steps your computer takes with every click of the mouse.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Bettina Bair
  • Director Darcy Vorhees
  • Artist Marissa Hutchins
  • Animator Sarah Johnson, Stephen Brooks, Tom Beuerlein
  • Narrator Michelle Snow

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