Fremantle Light and Sound Discovery Centre
Program details

The Great Morse Code Challenge
60 minutes presentation and activity.
$3.00 per student (includes consumables)

Suitable for Science classes, Mathematics and S&E classes.

Year 5 to Year 10

Class groups limited to 16 at a time. You could split a large class.

Morse Key

Students will learn about the convicts that came to Western Australia in the 1850s and 1860s.

They will hear how some convicts escaped and became bush rangers.

They will learn about the invention of morse code, and its importance in communications before the telephone and the radio.


Then, they will have to work in teams to help capture an escaped convict using morse code.

This is a challenge most suited to upper primary pupils and middle school students. Reading skills are required.

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