Representing audio in digital systems

In this lesson, students explore how digital systems represent audio. They learn about the concepts of sampling and digital audio representation. Through activities and discussions, students discover how audio is converted into a digital format and the advantages and limitations of audio representation in digital systems.

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Year band(s) 7-8
Content type Lesson ideas
Format Web page
Core and overarching concepts Data representation
Australian Curriculum Digital Technologies code(s)

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Keywords digital format, audio, sampling, bitrate, Audacity, audio bites, sound waves, distortion



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