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Erica Jasna Struble

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Mystery Doug - "What Were the First Computers Like?"

You probably use a computer almost every day, but do you know what the first computers were like? In this Mystery Doug activity, you will find out what the first computers were and what they were used for. It might not be what you think. There is also a read-aloud about a famous mathematician, Katherine Johnson for you to watch. It very well might inspire you! Lastly, you will have an activity in which you invent a bed! 1. Click the add response button. 2. Click on the Mystery Doug link and watch the Mystery Doug video, "What Were the First Computers Like?" Then, you can watch a read-aloud about Katherine Johnson. One of the first "computers" who helped NASA put a man on the Moon. 3. Your activity is a special one! You'll learn about bed inventions in this extended Mystery Doug and then you'll create a bed invention of your own! When you are done creating your bed invention, make sure to take a picture of it and upload it to Seesaw. 4. Click on the green checkmark to upload your work.

1st Grade, Kindergarten, 2nd Grade, Science
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Compatible with: Chromebooks, computers, iPads, iPhones, Android tablets, Android phones, Kindle Fire

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Teachers: https://mysterydoug.com/mysteries/first-computers?code=b87cb000ede3941cae9156e5b4a87104 If the extended activity does not work, you can always use your own link if you are signed up for Mystery Doug and Mystery Science!