Quantum Computing for Your Classroom 10-12
About this courseSkip About this course
Quantum computing is one of the primary emerging new technologies of our time. Currently there is an “understanding gap” between scientists engaged in research and the business community looking to transition research to commercialization. This course seeks to help bridge that gap by providing activities and knowledge of quantum computing that high school educators can integrate into their existing classrooms, providing the children of today with the futureproof skills needed for tomorrow.
At a glance
What you'll learnSkip What you'll learn
Intro & Welcome
- Instructor Introduction
- Overview of course
- Structure and Navigation
Module 1: Nature of Computation
Core Idea: Throughout history humans have utilized various physical phenomena to perform computations
- The history and evolution of computers
- Looking at past inventions and investigating the underlying physical phenomena which allows them to function
- Ex:, Abacus, Sundial, Thermostat, Slide Rule
Module 2: Classical Computing
Core Idea: Classical computers utilize electricity and bits to perform digital math and logic calculations in a general-purpose way
- Representing information as digital bits
- Utilizing electricity and digital circuits to perform computation
- Types of problems and time differences needed to solve them
Module 3: Quantum Phenomena
Core Idea: Identifying the features of quantum systems
- Evolution of the atomic model
- Understanding wavefunctions, interference, superposition and entanglement in quantum systems
Module 4: Quantum Computers
Core Idea: Quantum phenomena can be utilized for the purposes of computation
- How quantum computers utilize quantum physics to solve problems
- Bloch Sphere
- Quantum problems
- What types of problems can quantum computers solve
- Quantum Logic
- How quantum gates are formed, and how this can be used to solve computational problems
Frequently Asked QuestionsSkip Frequently Asked Questions
What technology/equipment do I need to take these courses?
- This course involves using browser based activities which can be completed on any laptop or desktop computer with an internet connection.
Do I get anything upon completion?
- Yes! Upon completion of each course you will receive a certificate along with access to the many resources!
Can I take these courses if I don't teach in BC?
- Of course! Anyone can sign up for these courses. Our courses will reference BC's curriculum throughout, however, you could modify the activities to fit your local curriculum.
Do I need any materials to complete this course?
- No, additional materials are not required to complete this course. There are recommended ones contained within several of the