Lesson Resources

Ages 11 - 14
In this clip, Prof. Dave Cliff shows us how, thanks to Victorian logician George Boole, logical reasoning moved beyond philosophy to mathematics, an essential step towards our modern digital world. With the help of 25 seven-year-olds, Prof. Cliff creates, for the first time ever, a computer made entirely of children. It runs on nothing but Boolean logic… So will our kid-powered computer manage successfully to add 2 + 3?
Ages 5 - 11
You can save photos, music, videos, games and lots of other things on a computer. If you have too many things stored the computer memory will get full. Different things take up different amounts of space.
Ages 11 - 15
News stories surface every day about how National Security Agencies have broken encryption, but what is media 'hype' and what's the truth? - Richard Mortier explains.
Ages 11 - 16
Teach logic gates + digital circuits effectively — with Logicly
Ages 5 - 16
Security is very important on the internet. You often need to prove to another person that you know something but without letting them know what the information actually is (because they could just copy and use it). For example, you might need to convince an online music shop that you know your password for their website without sending them the password itself.
Ages 11 - 14
James May asks "What are binary numbers, and why does my computer need them?
Ages 7 - 15
There are several activities on binary numbers in this document, all simple enough that they can be used to teach the binary system to anyone who can count! G
Ages 7 - 11
In this activity students compare different algorithms to sort weights in order.
Ages 14 - 16
What More Can the Microprocessor Do? To answer that question, it's time to look outside The Journey Inside.
Ages 7 - 11
This activity introduces the idea of “divide and conquer” using a fictitious but serious problem – a pair of dirty socks have accidently been wrapped in one of the presents that Santa is about to deliver, and he needs to figure out which one to avoid a child getting a nasty surprise.