STEM Morse Code

The Year 3/4 class has been exploring how data can be represented and communicated in different ways and this fortnight we have been learning about Morse Code.
First we viewed pictures of old Morse code switches and telegraph wires and learned that messages used to be sent along wires using a series of dots and dashes called ‘Morse Code’.

We decoded some messages from Mr Tuck then coded our names into dots and dashes. We learned that the code for an emergency was sending the letters ‘SOS’ over and over.
We found out that you can send Morse Code with lights, sounds, pieces of paper and even by blinking your eyelids! We also learned how to use the guillotine safely and used it to cut up our paper strips.

Tim Tuck | Coordinator of Learning & Innovation