Networks

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Ever wonder how the Internet works? The lesson teaches scholars the basics of graph theory and how it applies to the Internet. They perform simulations to see how information is sent on the Internet.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • If pupils have Internet access available at home, have them perform the research activity as homework prior to the main lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • Some prior preparation is necessary
  • You'll likely need permission to download the traceroute software to school computers
Pros

  • Learners will have fun with the kinesthetic activity
  • Teaches about a concept that is ubiquitous but not widely understood by young learners
Cons

  • None
Common Core