Communication: Energy Tranfer & Information Transmission
How are we able to send messages across long distances?
Guide students in developing a class focus question about the phenomenon. How are we able to send messages across long distances?
Students will learn the history of how sound has been used to send long distance messages. Students will code their own message using sound encryption. The cyber career connection will be made to a cryptographer.
Students explore how electricity gets to their home. They learn how batteries work and the history of Morse Code. Students will then make and code their own Morse Code device using radio waves.
Students will research how friction affects the race car industry. They will then code their own temperature sensor to find out what items around their school produce the most heat.
The way computers send and receive messages will be explored. Students will send their own binary message by lighting up an LED.
Students explore recent changes in communication. Students will analyze the pros and cons of sending information different ways.
Using what they have learned from this module, students will design a secure carrying case for their micro:bit that will provide housing with ventilation in order to protect the components and prevent overheating