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Scytale Messages

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Title:

Scytale Messages

URL:

https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/arct14.math.zscytale/scytale-messages/

Content Source:

PBS
Type: Learning Activity

Overview:

Make a coded message called a scytale message to send to a friend. This activity from Zoom focuses on your ability to follow directions and requires a cylinder. This learning activity can be used during a lesson on encryption.

Content Standard(s):
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 3
1) Use numbers or letters to represent information in another form.

Examples: Secret codes/encryption, Roman numerals, or abbreviations.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • use numbers and letters to represent information in another form.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • encryption
  • secret codes
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • techniques for understanding how to representing information in another way using numbers or letters.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • use letters or numbers to represent information in another form.
  • use a secret code to determine information represented in letters and/or numbers.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • numbers and/or letters can represent information in another way.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 5
1) Construct a complex system of numbers or letters to represent information.

Example: Student-created complex secret codes using more than one form to solve a problem or answer a question.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • construct a complex system of numbers or letters to represent information.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • code
  • cipher
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • computer use a complex system of numbers or letters to represent and transmit information.
  • they can create a code or a complex system of numbers or letters to represent information.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • construct a complex system of numbers or letters to represent information.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • there are an infinte amount of combinations for a complex system of numbers or letters to represent information.
  • computers use a complex system of numbers or letters to represent information.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 8
22) Encrypt and decrypt various data.

Example: Create and decipher a message sent in a secret code.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • encrypt data to include text or files.
  • decrypt data to include text or files.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • encrypt
  • decrypt
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • cyphers can be used to encrypt and then decrypt a message.
  • that computers use complicated cyphers to keep data safe when being transmitted electronically.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • either physically or digitally encrypt and decrypt data.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • some data needs to be protected as it is transmitted digitally.
Tags: decrypt, encryption, secret code
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Author: Stephanie Carver