Google: Networks and the internet

Introduction to the concept of networks, learning how devices communicate. From identifying components, learn how information is shared and deepen this understanding by exploring examples of real-world networks. Also, explore the internet and learn how data is transferred worldwide and how we can interact with different websites

Choose your lesson

Lesson 1: What’s a network?

Pupils learn the meaning of “network”, “device” and “wireless”, which are essential to their understanding of computer networks

Lesson 2: A file's journey

Children develop their understanding of how a file is shared between two devices on a network

Lesson 3: A website’s journey

Learning about what the internet is through role play, pupils then draw a map of how we are able to share information and images from a website

Lesson 4: Routers

Pupils learn about how many different routers are involved when viewing a website

Lesson 5: Understanding packets

In a practical activity, pupils learn how packet data is transferred and how it can become corrupted or lost

Assess your pupils

Assessment quiz and Knowledge catcher. These can be used at the start of the unit to access where pupils are in their learning as well as the end of the unit to assess progress. Go to assessment resources