Civil War: Encoding the News
Young journalists learn to appreciate the advantages of how modern media technology enables rapid news delivery as they compare today's media revolution to how the telegraph and Morse Code revolutionized news coverage during the Civil...
Most pupils don't know what a telegraph is, much less how one works. A secret simulation has scholars pick the size of the primary and secondary loops, the battery voltage, and which letters in the Morse Code they want to transmit. They...
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Back to the (binary) basics. The resource provides a simple overview of binary code and gives two different activities to introduce it to elementary and middle school learners. Classmates write and decode messages to each other in binary...
Get the Message?
Remember Morse Code? High schoolers investigate ways in which people communicate and assess which communication methods are appropriate and effective in different situations. They evaluate how constant changes in the world of technology...
Patterns of Communication
Scholars examine codes, symbols, and other forms of communication. They discuss Morse Code. Next, they are given messages written in code, which they must decipher.
Massachusetts Morse code
In this Massachusetts activity, students use Morse code to write a secret message about the state. Students write 1 message.
Students explore communications by participating in a science class activity. In this communication technology lesson, students discuss the process of morse code, its history, and the electromagnets used to create the device. Students...
Morse Code and the Titanic
Learners review the story of the Titanic. For this science inventions lesson, young scholars use what they learn about the Titanic to study electromagnets and the invention of the telegraph. Learners make electromagnets with batteries,...
The Art of Communication
Learners research the Morse Code created by Samuel F. B. Morse in 1838. They participate in decoding messages on a printable student activity sheet. They write their own Morse Code message and have a peer try and decode it.
Patterns of Communication
Students examine Morse Code, and communicate with each other and break secret codes. They analyze codes and symbols in our everyday lives, and discuss how these codes assist in communication and living.
Applied Science - Built Environment Pre Lab (Morse Code)
Young scholars study communication. In this telegraph lesson, students examine Morse code and the composition of an elementary telegraph circuit. They listen to a presentation and try to create Morse Code messages on a worksheet. This...
Transportation and Communication
Students take an in depth look at communication. In this communication lesson, students discuss the effectiveness of codes, languages, and transportation in communication. Students participate in a problem solving activity that requires...
Morse Code, Telegraph, and West Virginia
Students prepare for a visit to the West Virginia State Museum. In this West Virginia history lesson, students research the Morse Code and telegraph. Students create their own Morse Code and discuss communication history prior to...
In this signaling activity, students follow directions to make a circuit involving batteries, light bulbs, wires and more. Students then try to make morse code signals with their circuit.
Reading Comprehension Worksheet: Inventions
In this inventions instructional activity, students read a passage that describes the invention of the electromagnetic telegraph by Samuel Morse. Students answer 4 questions about the text.
May 24, 1844 - Morse Code Message
For this writing prompt worksheet, students learn that May 24, 1844 was the day the first Morse Code message was sent. Students research resources in their classroom to find five facts about Morse Code and summarize them in their own...
October 3, 1906 - SOS Morse Code
In this writing prompt worksheet, students learn that October 3, 1906 was designated as the international distress code. Students create their own type of code system that helps them create secret messages.
Save Our Ship!
In this deciphering a message worksheet, learners utilize a Morse code alphabet key to decipher a message to the captain of the Titanic.
Telegraphy-- Morse Code
For this language arts and science worksheet, students discover that Morse Code is a way to send messages. Students examine a chart with the Morse Code alphabet and translate 3 messages. Students then write a message in Morse Code to a...
Cracking Codes and Ciphers
Students explore different codes and ciphers including Morse Code, Egyptian Hieroglyphs, and the Alphabet. They discuss how and why codes are used. Students create their own code and message to exchange with classmates.
Morse Code Lesson Plan
Students examine non-spoken types of languages in our world, and define Morse code and how it is used. They analyze why communication is important, and send and receive Morse code and translate it into words.
Deciphering Morse Code
Students write and decode messages using Morse code, as Civil War soldiers might have done. They use a worksheet imbedded in this activity to help them experience morse code.
Morse Code and Computers
In this Morse code activity, students read a short passage about the invention of Morse code and the use of telegraphs. Students answer three paragraphs about the passage.
Transportation and Communication Timeline
Students discuss the growth of transportation and communication technology since 1500 C.E. Individually or in groups, they research lists of developments in the two areas. Finally, students create timelines indicating the development...