Down to Earth

There are only 10 types of people in the world: those who understand binary and those who don't. The lesson includes four activities in which students learn binary, convert binary to images, understand CCD arrays, and interpret monochromatic images using the visible light spectrum. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Research the different ways televisions receive pictures
  • Have learners write their name in binary
Classroom Considerations

  • Exercise requires a dark classroom with a bright projector
  • Ideally, you will use three projectors with colored filters; the resource provides other options if that is not possible
  • It is best to complete the fourth activity first
  • The fourth lesson in a series of five
Pros

  • Provides multiple extensions for each activity 
  • Makes math and problem solving connections during activities
Cons

  • None
Common Core