Binary Beads

Explore binary code and how computers use it to store information.

Pour trouver une version française de cette activité, cherchez pour le nom d'activité suivant: Perles binaires

Welcome to the science behind computers. Students will explore what binary code is and how computers use it to store information.

Developed by Code.Org and adapted for use by Let's Talk Science

What You Need

Introduction:

  • Laminated Binary Code Example
  • Laminated Binary Decoder Keys 30

Activity #1 - Binary Bracelets:

  • 30 cm string (1/student)* 
  • 60 cm if doing 6 letters
  • Blue plastic pony beads*
  • Green plastic pony beads*
  • White or Black plastic pony beads*

*May need restocking

Tips to restock the kit:

Add all task cards/worksheets/answer sheet master copies to physical manual binder.

When restocking beads, 12,000 beads will be enough to make ~ 400 necklaces of three letters or ~200 necklaces of six letters. You will need ~1,333 white/ black, 5,333 green and 5,333 blue.

Guide and Resources:

What To Do

See attached document for details.

Discovery

Investigate Further

Original Activity: 

https://code.org/curriculum/course2/14/Teacher#Review

More information on computer components and further activities:

https://code.org/files/CSEDbinary.pdf

Investigate Further

Original Activity: 

https://code.org/curriculum/course2/14/Teacher#Review

More information on computer components and further activities:

https://code.org/files/CSEDbinary.pdf

Resources

Guide and Resources:

Resources

Guide and Resources:

Consultez des ressources supplémentaires (articles, profils de carrière et plus) sur ces sujets de Parlons sciences :