Cryptography: Secrets, Secrets, Secrets: A parent’s guide to computing at home
Following on from last week’s workshop, Part-Baked Games: Chefs Edition, this week’s workshop in our computing at home teaching series is Cryptography: Secrets, Secrets, Secrets, a workshop that will introduce your children to the wonderful world of cryptography and ciphers.
Cryptography is the art of solving and writing secret messages.
This workshop is perfect for ages 7 -14 years.
Part 1 of the workshop will introduce the concept of cryptography and is completely unplugged, meaning you only need a device to watch the video to take part.
- To begin, the workshop takes a mini historical tour of cryptography through the ages to help your child to understand its role in history
- Following this we will then learn about and create some of our own ciphers using various historical techniques
Part 2 of the workshop will teach your child how computers can be used to create and crack ciphers using a spreadsheet.
We will learn how to create spreadsheets that use the following ciphers:
- Transposition cipher
- Caesar cipher
Following part 2, your children will have the knowledge to tackle our Cryptography Case File and attempt to solve the murder!
I hope your little learners enjoy Cryptography: Secrets, Secrets, Secrets please do get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any comments or feedback on the workshop and don't forget to check out all our past workshops, here.