1. NEW INFORMATION - Flipped lesson
Watch the following clips at home prior to the lesson. Take notes where appropriate and answer the questions:
2. GOAL Computing is essentially based on binary code and logic gates.
3. ACCESS PRIOR KNOWLEDGE
Discuss the following questions:
Play the following clip and then test yourself. Take the Quiz and complete the Activity.
BrainPOP - Binary (3 min) contains a video explaining the binary system and how it works in computing. It also has an Activity, Graphic Organizer and Vocabulary definition activity.
3. NEW INFORMATION
Watch the Fundamentals of Computing presentation and discuss with your teacher if necessary. Summarise the slides in your workbook.
4. APPLICATION TASK
Complete the Fundamentals of Computing activities:
Additional information is available at:
5. GOAL REVISITED
Pair and share with another student what you have learnt from the activity. The discussion needs to focus on why the use of binary code, as complex as it might seem for us humans, is actually a useful way for a computer to send and receive information.
6. EXTENSION ACTIVITIES
Download the ‘Instructables’ PDF guide about how to make your own 4 Bit Binary Calculator, or follow the online instructions at
Complete the Minecraft Basic logic gate tutorial