Computer science is a growing field that covers a lot of different jobs today. Whether you are an IT specialist or a programmer, you probably got started by being interested in the study of computer science. Here are some gifts you could get your budding student to get them interested in studying computer science someday.
Printed Circuit Boards
Printed circuit boards are the basis of all electronics. They mechanically and electrically connect all the components of a computer, phone or another device. Some printed circuit boards are made for schools so that students can learn how they work and conduct experiments. An experimental kit with one of these in it would be a great step to getting your student interested in computers.
A fun way to get your student interested is through the use of robots. Bring the kinds of things you would see at a robotics club into your classroom. Show your student how the robot works and watch as they start brainstorming new ideas.
Especially for younger minds, coding games can be fun, rewarding ways to get your student interested in computer science. In no time, your student will be coding without even realizing it.
Instead of a physical gift, consider a trip to a science museum or a company that has computer programmers. Your student will get to explore science exhibits that are often interactive and check out all the cool things computers can do. They could even spend part of a day with a computer programmer to see what they do day to day.
Books or Magazines
Consider getting your student some cool books about computer science or a magazine subscription to a computer science based magazine! Read with them and learn new things together. Your student is sure to get interested in computer science if you both have fun learning about it together.