I think it's important for students to get their hands on computers and interact with the components as much as possible. I may slow things down a bit here to ensure all students really understand the components. With this in mind, I plan on having at least 4-5 old computers my tech guy has laying around in a storage room opened up and just like a science lab, dissected! Students will not only take the computers apart but will also be challenged to put them back together, plug them and see if they work. For part of their assessment, I plan on having a few stations set up around the room with the computer opened up and the students will have to label the parts, again just as they would label a dissected frog in science class. There will also be a station with the parts not plugged in to anything, just each component laying on the table, for the students identify solely by sight.