Academic Camps - Secret Agents - Farmington Hills, MI 2020
How often do you communicate with someone else during the day? How many different tools do you use to communicate? Come chat with us as we explore all the different ways humans, animals, and computers communicate with one another. Did you know spiders could send messages in their webs long before websites existed? We’ll have a chance to recreate that. We’ll also study electronic devices that allow us to communicate, as well as how people communicated over long distance before phones were invented. We’ll even build a flashlight to send messages, using a cryptic code. To do this, we’ll learn about secret codes that people have used over the years to keep their messages private and how computer engineers still use secret codes today. Students will also engineer a secret safe to keep all of their messages and belongings from enemy eyes. In this module, students will take the role of a communications engineer and talk about the many ways we connect to one another.