This activity introduces concepts of cybersecurity and protecting our assets in space. Youth will use a Caesar cipher wheel to decode a secret message, encrypt and decipher words with their peers, and participate in a group relay race. They will learn about careers in cybersecurity, technology, and space. This activity builds the computational thinking skill of pattern recognition as youth search for patterns to find a solution to the encryption challenges.
STEM Skills: Computer science, collaboration, real-world application
4-H Pillar Alignment: STEM/Civic Engagement/Healthy Living
Full Challenge Time:40 minutes
Materials included: Cyber Satellite Laminated Answer Card, Set of 2 Cypher Wheels and instruction sheet
Additional Materials: Pencils, Paper, Dry Erase Markers