Bits and Bytes Video Notes
Class 30 Videos Notes: Name ________________
Bits and Bytes [NASA]
What is the difference between BITS and BYTES?
- A BIT is a ______ or a _____ [0 or 1]
- Because only two numbers are used the number system is called ________ [Binary]
- A BYTE is a series of 8 ______ [BITS]
What Are Bits and Bytes?
____’s store binary digits in tiny groves burned into the plastic surface. [DVD]
_______ _______ store analog signals in the patterns of metal fillings that get ‘read’ by an electromagnet. [Cassette Tapes]
Digital means ___; Analog means _____ [Discreet, Fuzzy]
In digital, transition between voltages is _______. [Undefined]
Analog signals form __________ wave patterns. [Continuous]
The machine language of modern computers is written in ________ ________. [Binary Code]
A byte is a sequence of _____ bits. 
A byte can hold up to ____ different values. 
Bill Nye Talks Binary
A switch has two positions either ____ or _____. [off, on]
A switch is like a door; it is either _____ or _____. [closed, open]
The more switches that we have the more ____________ we can move around. [information]
Computers have switches and each switch can only count to _____.