Computer Science Foundations Syllabus Quarter 1

Cooper, Wash                                           Computer Science Foundations                                  1st Quarter



Lesson Focus

Weekly Objectives

TN Standards


Additional Notes











Computer and Laboratory Safety

  • Accurately read, interpret, and demonstrate adherence to safety rules,


  • Demonstrate adherence to safety rules, including NSTA, electrical safety, Internet safety, Occupational Safety and Heath


  • Identify and explain the intended use of safety equipment

Safety: 1, 2

  • Observation
  • Practical app
  • Multiple choice Test
  • Rubric


Laboratory activity











Exploring Careers in the IT Field

  • Research various occupations in information technology industries, such as programmers, web designers, and webmasters,


  • Compose an informative table or chart that includes the following: work activities typically performed, tools and technology used

Career Exploration 7

  • Observation
  • Create a chart
  • Presentation
  • Rubric

Research activities











Leadership, citizenship, and teamwork skills

  • Cultivate positive leadership.
  • Participate in SkillsUSA as an integral part of classroom instruction.
  • Assess situations and apply problem-solving and decision-making skills within the school, community, and workplace.
  • Participate as a team member

Career Exploration 8

  • Observation
  • Create a Presentation
  • Rubric












History of the Internet and its Benefits to Society

  • Research the history of the Internet. Create a timeline or infographic,


  • Discuss the needs that led to the creation of the Internet


  • Discuss both the benefits and disadvantages of the Internet to society

Overview of the Internet: 9


  • Observation
  • Create a
  • Presentation
  • Rubric












Computer Hardware Components

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of computer hardware components
  • Explain how computer represent and process data
  • Explain how A CPU functions
  • Differentiate between types of memory
  • Describe several printer technologies

Terminology and Concepts: 12

  • Observation
  • Create a table
  • Hands on
  • Rubric

Laboratory Activity













Basic web terminology and concepts



  • Explain the purpose of terminology such as server, domain name system (DNS)


  • Set up a small office network


Terminology and Concepts: 11

  • Observation
  • Simulation
  • Hands on


Laboratory Activity












Input Devices

  • Identify type of input devices
  • Create a multiple column table showing keyboard shortcuts for navigation, text editing, and text formatting


Keyboard Shortcuts: 14

  • Observation
  • Create a table
  • Presentation
  • Rubric












Binary and Hexadecimal Counting Systems


  • Distinguish between the binary and hexadecimal counting systems.


  • Provide examples of each system and identify specific instances when IT professionals rely on them.


Electronics and Basic Digital Theory: 5


  • Observation
  • Hand on activities
  • Binary/Hex test
  • Rubric

Use calculator for binary/Hexadecimal test











Ohm’s Law and Power Laws



  • Demonstrate understanding of electrical circuits and devices, and relate to the physical laws (such as Ohm’s Law and power laws)
  • Calculate the resistance of a DC circuit with a given DC voltage and current.


Electronics and Basic Digital Theory: 3


  • Observation
  • Worksheets
  • Rubric

Online activity