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Modelling the Internet

Understanding how the internet provides services such as the world wide web

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Age: 9-11 years

Type: Unplugged

Curriculum Links to: Geography

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RESOURCE OVERVIEW:

In this activity pupils learn that the internet is a vast network of computers and other devices connected across the world, as they explore the difference between the internet and the world wide web (WWW). Pupils are assigned roles as different digital devices in a human model of the internet and learn how the internet provides access to the WWW (an internet service) as they pass data between them.

PUPIL OBJECTIVES:

  • I can explain what the internet is.
  • I can explain the difference between the internet and the WWW.
  • I can explain how the internet provides access to the WWW.

TEACHING ASSESSMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

Informal teacher assessment of progress during the activities. Key pupil knowledge to identify:

  • Can pupils explain what the internet is?
  • Can pupils name the different devices on the internet?
  • Can pupils describe the function of the different devices on the internet?
  • Can pupils explain the difference between the internet and the WWW?
  • Can pupils describe how we view a web page over the internet?
  • Can pupils describe why the process of viewing a web page across the internet wouldn’t work if any one of these devices was removed?

LESSON TIMING: 50 min