A 60 Minute Lesson on Cryptography.
Useful for Mathematics, Computer Science etc.
Suitable for Years 7-11
1. Discuss Enigma Machine & Alan Turing
2. Give pupils Worksheet, get them to work out the first code (can be done in pairs)
3. Go through answer to first code
4. Move onto second code and repeat
Each code has a unique twist on it and it takes you through the ages
RailFence: Ancient Babylonians used this
Times Table Cipher: Egyptians
Caesar Cipher: Romans
One piece of advice is to make it more atmospheric by shutting window blinds and getting the pupils to use the torches on their phones.
There are 2 files for this resource.
Cryptography - Part 1.ppsx
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