Boy Scouts of America Troup 152 Computing Merit Badge Requirement 6

Below is an approximate summary of requirement 6. Be sure to check the official set of requirements in effect.

Requirement 6: Be prepared to discuss several terms used in each of the following categories:

  1. Input/output devices
  2. Storage Media
  3. Memory
  4. Processors and co-processors
  5. Modems
  6. Networks
  7. Electronic mail
  8. Robotics

The fastest way to learn about each of these is to use it to search for them one by one in a comprehensive encyclopedia of computer terms.

Alternatively, an online text, requiring Adobe Acrobat, but quite useful is about Computer Architecture and goes into tremendous detail on these topics.

More details on some terms can be found for:

  1. Networks: Introduction, Local networks, Internet Commercial networks
  2. Electronic mail (recall requirement 5b): Eudora
  3. Robotics: Yahoo list, summary by a high school junior