Activity: Secret Agent ID Cards
Activity: Code Breaking--Caesar Cipher
We handed out a sheet from this website ( http://www.math.uic.edu/CryptoClubProject/CCpacket.pdf) and worked together on it.
Activity: Fingerprint Analysis
Kids use a black ink pad to place their left and right thumbprints on a piece of paper. They they tried to figure out what type of fingerprint they have.
Activity: Satellite Photo Identification
- Kids try to identify local places from satellite photos from Google.
- I got images of each local school, the library and a few other common local places.
Activity: Memory Training
- Let kids look at a tray of objects for one minute.
- Remove tray.
- Kids try to write down everything that was on the tray.
Object: remote, combination lock, Swiss army knife, scotch tape, Walkie Talkie, tape measure, disguise glasses, cell phone, SD card, pen, magnifying glass, pencil, post-it notes, flashlight, binoculars, mini DV tape, whistle/compass, newspaper
Activity: Stealth Training
- Start by explaining what stealth means (the act of moving, proceeding, or acting in a covert way).
- Kids try to make it through to the other side without touching/breaking the web of lasers (red streamers).
This was a jam packed program. The Spy Code names, memory training, and stealth training were the most popular activities. Spy Q was too hard for the younger kids, especially when it came to tallying up their scores. Satellite ID was also a huge hit with the kids. We never really got a good chance to do the code breaking. It was an option toward the end of the program and the kids needed a lot of help to figure it out. However, in a classroom situation, this would be a fun activity.