Binary code is the simplest form of computer code or programming data. It represents information using only 2 options, most commonly 0s and 1s. Each letter of the alphabet can be represented in the binary system by an 8-digit string of zeros and ones. Each digit is referred to as a "bit" and 8 digits together are referred to as a "byte".
Students used a Binary Decoder Key to convert the letters of their first name into binary code. After converting their name, they designated black beads to represent the number zero and white beads to represent the number one. They then used the beads to string each letter of their name.
P4Queens participated in the fifth annual District 75 STEM Fair, which was held June 18th at the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum in Manhattan. Students used robots to demonstrate their knowledge of simple circuits and visual coding.
"STEM education gets students to ask questions and solve problems that relate to the world they live in. Using the engineering-design process, students identify problems, design possible solutions, and test and and evaluate those solutions. This process, combined with the study of of math and science, helps students to find connections that make science, math and technology relevant to their lives and engaging for them". -NYC Department of Education
American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) is the most common code used by computers to translate text into a form that can be sent to, and understood by, other computers and devices such as modems and printers. ASCII Art is a graphic design technique that uses computers for presentation and consists of pictures pieced together from the 95 printable characters defined by the ASCII Standard from 1963. Students in Ms. Ferber's class and Ms. Steven's class used word processing software to create ASCII art.
Procedure (Steps We Took)
We created and saved a Microsoft Word document
We searched for, saved, and imported an image into the document
We formatted the image by using grayscale and resizing
We chose 2 letters to use; we used one to type over the image and the other for the background
We typed from margin to margin using the appropriate letter
We formatted the text by changing the color of one or both of our letters
We deleted the image leaving only the letters we typed on the page