# Binary

This lesson presents the concept of binary digits and base-2 notation. Students will learn how data is stored digitally and how it can be read and accessed.

## Lesson objectives

Students will…

- Understand what bits and bytes are and how they relate to computers and the way information is processed and stored.
- Learn to count in Base-2 (binary) and translate numbers from Base-10 (decimal) to binary and decimal.
- Apply the above knowledge and skills to create a unique program that uses binary counting as an integral part of the program.

## Lesson structure

- Introduction: Bits and Bytes
- Unplugged Activity: Binary Vending Machine
- micro:bit Activity: Binary Transmogrifier
- Project: Make a Binary Cash Register
- Assessment: Rubric
- Standards: Listed

## Lesson plan

**Overview**: Bits, bytes, binary**Unplugged**: Binary vending machine**Activity**: Binary transmogrifier**Project**: Make binary a cash register