Design and Build an Encoded CD
Challenge students to design and construct an encoded compact disk which will play a song through a computer system.
Students will digitally encode a series of musical notes on a paper compact disk. Sensors attached to the compact disk player will read the digital information on the compact disk just as a laser reads information on a real compact disk. The digitally encoded music is sent to the computer to be decoded into musical notes which will be heard through the computer's speaker.
Students actually hear their songs played on the computer! The actual musical notes will be displayed on the computer screen as the song is played. Decimal value and alphabetic letter representing the note will also be displayed.
This is a fascinating challenge which introduces the students to digital information in a most enjoyable way.
The Odyssey Compact Disk Challenge Includes:
Recommended for Grades 6-10.
NOTE: Computer Required.
Other versions available (see below).
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Every challenge begins with a comprehensive 7-step problem solving tutorial
Accurate test results will be displayed in a clear easy read format
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Students may analyze test results by viewing various graphs, statistics, and raw data.
Over 50 interactive screens allow the student to research and solve each problem much like real engineers.
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Practical applications of math, science, and communication skills provide an integrated learning experience for the student.
Integrated quizzes with online grading and printed results help track student progress.