Students are taken back to the early 1860s where they become members of the Military Telegraph Corps during the Civil War. Discover Morse Code, substitution and transposition encryption methods and principles of electromagnetism.
Students are taken back in time to the early 1860s where they become members of the Military Telegraph Corps during the Civil War. Through this experience they must learn about the civil war, Morse code, substitution and transposition encryption methods, as well as foundational principles of electromagnetism. They are challenged with building a telegraph to send encrypted Morse code messages. This kit contains enough materials for 10 groups. Access to curricula materials can be found at http://www.nicerc.org.
Materials in this kit include: 9V batteries, battery clips, D-Cell batteries, magnet wire, magnets, nails, wire strippers, hook up wire, clothespins, paper clips, duct clamps, zinc washers, electrical tape, piezo buzzer, sandpaper, foam board, Aluminum foil, holiday lights, and alligator clips.
WARNING: Choking Hazard. Small Parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
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