This 1.5 hour workshop, created in partnership with a real-life FBI cryptanalyst, takes students on a whirlwind tour of the ins and outs of codebreaking and cryptanalysis. Students will be captivated by how this science has developed from the (now) shockingly simple methods of concealment from the past to the present's unbreakable computer codes.
This workshop covers topics in: computer science and mathematics.
Designed for ages 13+
This bundle will be available on March 23, 2018
Resources for 5 x 15-minute practical sessions
Each of our bundles comes with all the resources required (i.e. handouts, answers) to deliver 4 hands-on practical sessions on the following topics: gathering intelligence; reconstructing shredded documents; creating your own Enigma; decryption; Navajo code-talking.
Our bundles contain all the teaching resources you need to deliver a 1.5 hour workshop to your students. In addition to materials related to the workshop’s taught component (i.e. the lesson plan, presentation and presentation transcript), you will receive handouts and worksheets for five separate 15 minute practical activities.
All of our workshops are designed for ages 13+. We recommend that teachers check our content to ensure that the material enclosed is appropriate for your students.
There are 5 practicals in this workshop. The broad themes are:
- Gathering intelligence
- Reconstructing shredded documents
- Creating your own Enigma
- Navajo code-talking
No. This bundle doesn’t contain the equipment you’ll need.
An equipment list is enclosed in our bundle – and you can find links to all of these items in our online shop. You’re free to purchase these materials wherever you like, but when you purchase through the website, it helps us out a little more 🙂
Each workshop is designed to be delivered in 1.5 hours (but we’ve often found that teachers utilise the bundles over several different lessons). Generally speaking, there is a 20 minute taught component, 60 minutes for practical work, and 10 minutes for a conclusion.
Notes on Practical Work
Each student will complete all practical activities over the course of the workshop. Our bundle includes a full equipment list. Equipment for the workshops must be purchased separately.
Terms and Conditions
Terms and conditions apply. Once the bundle is downloaded, we do not offer a refund. We want our customers to be 100% happy – so please reach out to us with any feedback, questions or comments.