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Data encryption

Bands: Years 7-8, 9-10, 11, 12

Duration: 3-4 weeks (6-8 hours)

Learn how data is protected using encryption.

This Challenge introduces basic cryptography concepts in relation to data representation and securing online communication, and how these are implemented through code.

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Curriculum Concepts

Key concept

F-2 3-4 5-6 7-8 9-10
Digital systems
(ACTDIK001) (ACTDIK007) (ACTDIK014) (ACTDIK023) (ACTDIK034)
Data representation
(ACTDIK002) (ACTDIK008) (ACTDIK015) (ACTDIK024) (ACTDIK035)
Algorithms
(ACTDIP004) (ACTDIP010) (ACTDIP019) (ACTDIP029) (ACTDIP040)
Implementation
(ACTDIP011) (ACTDIP020) (ACTDIP030) (ACTDIP041)

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Cryptography: Cipher Wheels

Learn the basics of encryption through simple activities that convert plain text into simple ciphertexts.