Binary 1- Calm Down, It's Only Ones and Zeroes- How Computers Think.



When computers think, it must be very precise with definite numbers. However, much of the information we get from nature does not come in definite easily written numbers, like sounds or waves rolling. We call information is constantly changing "analog" because it is an "analogy" of a real-life situation, like a rolling wave. For computers, however, information must be "digital", which comes from digit, or number.

Lesson Time

Computer Class
150 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Engineering & Architecture Engineering & Architecture

Standards and Objectives


California Academic Content Standards (1)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (1)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • At the end of this lesson, students will be able to explain the difference between analog and digital information.
  • Students will be able to explain why computers need to process information in digital format.

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