Operation Code Cracker

Sure your students are crafty, but can they become a code cracker on a top-secret mission?

There's a mole in the operation. Black Ops has collected evidence from the suspect's apartment. It looks like this guy's an expert in cryptology. Can your students decipher his secret messages to pinpoint his code name and secret meeting location? Supporting critical thinking and problem solving skills, this workshop demonstrates how codes and ciphers function in the shadow-world of espionage.

Key Concepts and Skills:

  • Substitution
  • Frequency analysis
  • Logical thought
  • Patterns
  • Probability
  • Critical thinking, conflict resolution, observation, and analysis skills

Critical Intel:

Grades: 4-7

45 Minutes