Mon, May 04 | Online Event

Create a Cipher Wheel - Free Virtual Event

For ages 7 and up. Have you ever wanted to send a secret message to someone that no one else can understand? In this virtual event, I will show you how to create a Cipher Wheel! You encrypt a message with a secret key and only those who have the key will be able to read it.
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Create a Cipher Wheel - Free Virtual Event

Time & Location

May 04, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Online Event

About The Event

In this online class, we will learn basic encryption and create a tool that implements one of the oldest encryption techniques - The Caeser Cipher. You can just follow along or buld your own! This is part of our "unplugged" activities where kids learn computer science and coding concepts using their hands and practical materials rather than a computer. 

Goals of the Class

  1. Build a Cipher Wheel 
  2. Learn basic cryptography skills - encrypting, decrypting, and using algorithms. 
  3. Apply math skills to a problem
  4. Apply logic to solve a problem

Materials to build your own Cipher Wheel

  1. Cardboard or Poster Board
  2. Ruler, Divider, or Protractor (Very useful)
  3. Scissors
  4. Pencils, Colored Pencils, or Markers
  5. Pin or Pushpin, or small nut and bolt

This is an incredibly fun and instructional project that your kids will be able to use/play with daily. 

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