Think Like a Computer

The best computer scientists understand what it's like to BE a computer! In other words, they think like a computer!

In This Mission

You are going to learn how computers read and store data! After deciphering the code, you will be able to read and write in the only language computers know: Binary Code!
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Computer Programming Notebook

  • Words to Know
  • The Process You Used to Decipher the Code
  • Any Questions? Problems?
  • Reflect: Was This Assignment Easy or Hard?

Words To Know

  • Binary Code: Uses 0's and 1's to tell the computer what to do. 0 means off, 1 means on.
  • Bit: Short for "Binary Digit". Smallest unit of data in a computer with a single value of 0 or 1.
  • Byte: 8 binary digits long
  • ASCII: American Standard Code for Information Exchange (pronounced ASS-kee)


Print Out! Click on the Link Below to Access!
  • Keep in Computer Programming Notebook!
Click Here to Access ASCII CODE

Print Out & Keep in Computer Programming Notebook

Science Unplugged: Learn Binary the Easy Way

The following videos explain Binary Code using students like you as bits & Bytes!


Forum Mission

Required Mission
  • Using the ASCII Chart, write your initials in Binary Code
  • Using the ASCII Chart, say "HI" to a fellow computer programmer in Binary Code
For Example:
My Initials in Binary Code:
AS: 01000001 01010011
* I'm not going to tell you how to say "HI"

Challenge Mission

  • Try the Binary Game Below


Give it a Try: Play the Binary Game!

Similar to Tetris, This Game Challenges you to Clear Blocks by Solving Binary Code