Mrs. Kandy K. Piercy

Paul Knox Middle School

Computer Literacy

Grades 6, 7, and 8

Computer History Unit

THE UNIQUE UNIVAC

 

This lesson will discuss the UNIVAC computer developed by Dr. J. Presper Eckert and Dr. John W. Mauchly in 1951. The UNIVAC is classsified as a first generation computer. The UNIVAC used vacuum tubes. The history of this technology breakthrough will be explored. Students will also see how the UNIVAC was used in predicting the Eisenhower-Stevenson presidential election results.

 

Lesson: The Unique UNIVAC

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