Lesson 2: Binary code

Pupils learn that, due to the vast distance from Mars to Earth, information collected by Mars Rover has to travel as ‘data’ and is translated into binary code

Learning Objectives

  • Identifying how messages can be sent using binary code

  • Reading and calculating numbers using binary code

  • Identifying binary as the most basic way computers communicate

  • Knowing how to read binary up to eight characters

  • Understanding how each one or zero is referred to as a bit I can calculate binary numbers, knowing each digit is worth double the one that precedes it

Lesson Plan

Binary code
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Teacher Video: Binary code

Presentation: Binary code

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Kapow Primary, 
Computing specialist
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