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Infrared webcam hack - Using infrared light to observe the world in a new way

This set of three activities from the European Space Agency enables students to understand the electromagnetic spectrum and observe infrared radiation through the modification of a cheap webcam. It enables discussion of how infrared radiation can be used to obtain information that is not available using visible...

Python Programming Challenges

This booklet consists of 16 introductory programming challenges, some of the challenges also provide further extension challenges, for every challenge there is a "Self Review" section which asks students to comment on whether they managed to complete the task successfully, whether they had any errors initially and...

GCSE Computing Theory

A teacher produced workbook containing activities focused solely on database parts. The resource consists of a section on databases, a discussion of the pros and cons of flat file databases versus relational databases  which leads into how to create tables, insert data into them and then interact with them using...

Binary Data Representation

This resource looks at binary data and contains an Excel workbook with macros to enable recolouring/checking the colour of cells. A series of binary numbers are given in a rectangular grid of cells on the left when the workbook is first opened. Students are required to recolour the original binary grid, to show the...

Data representation Images

This resource consists of 2 A3 Active Learning worksheets which could be used to either introduce and record information about data representation, or as a revision tool. There are plenty of activities across the two pages that would allow students to either recap work they have previously covered or to research...

Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural aspects in Computing

This resource consists of a series of suggested activities and dozens of topic starters for aspects of Computer Science and ICT relating to the Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural aspects of the subject. With questions as diverse as Do computers have intelligence? Do animals have souls? If computers are...

Coded simulation of Bubble Sort

This presentation guides students through an explanation & coded simulation of Bubble Sort. Students can add to this later by adding another option for Merge Sort with the potential to then measure the time taken for each algorithm to form a...

Digital Images

This short homework or worksheet activity describes how a bitmapped image has been stored in a file, including the encodings used in binary to represent the 4 colours which make up the image, and the height and width of the image. The data is all given in binary format. Students are then expected to recreate the...

Data Representation -Data Compression

This resource, aimed at lower ability Key Stage 4 students, introduces the concept of data compression, specifically Run Length Encoding. Students are asked to use an online tool to convert names into binary (ASCII), this binary data is then subjected to Run Length Encoding and encoded binary compared to the...

Relational Databases -Santa's Workshop

A resource aimed at the various GCSE Specifications for Computing. Activities are broken down into 14 stages and will require students to create a Relation Database...

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