National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Halloween Edition

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Halloween Edition


We've pulled together a few activities for your Halloween festivities for the last week of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

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Halloween NCSAM

As National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2020 nears the end, we pulled together a few activities for your Halloween festivities!


1. Cybersecurity Word Search

If you’re not careful, cyberspace can be a scary place! You may come across figures creeping in the dark trying to steal information or ghosts of data you thought were deleted long ago. Lurking in the word search are terrifying cyber threats like viruses, ransomware, and simple passwords! 

But fear not - healthy online habits can protect you. Find the cyber threats below in the word search... if you dare!

Halloween Wordsearch

Download the printable word search and answer key here.


2. Trick or Yeet (the candy down the driveway with a catapult)

Staying a safe distance from people is an important part of this year's Halloween season. Browse our STEM EDA Catapult module for ideas and how to build your own candy launcher! The Explore, Discover, and Apply lessons present various scenarios in which students must research, design, and build functional trebuchets and catapults. Be sure to send us pictures of the scary Halloween modifications you make!

Catapult Construction


3. Trick Out Your Halloween Decorations

Last October, our elementary content specialists captured these festive photos of teachers during a professional development workshop in Putnam County, Florida. In STEM EDA's Electricity module, there's been a cyber attack on the nation's power grid, and students must use parallel and series circuit designs to create flashlights. Put a scary spin on this activity by lighting up Halloween decorations!


STEM EDA Halloween            

Another fun activity for the younger kids is the thaumatrope from the Science+ Sight module. Check out how this teacher made a Halloween version by creating a Jack-O-Lantern!

Halloween Thaumatrope

We can't wait to see what kind of creepy creations you come up with. Happy National Cybersecurity Awareness Month!

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