This curriculum-linked lesson plan is the feature of our safer internet activity - Mission World Wide Web!
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The lesson plan is split into two 40 minute sessions. Lesson 1 explores how information is sent through the cables of the World Wide Web. Lesson 2 takes a look at how information is sent through the fungi network of the Wood Wide Web.
Together with Detective Dot (an agent for The Children's Intelligence Agency) pupils investigate the internet and it's natural equivalent to find the best method for top secret messages! This is done through the Connected Devices Activity in Lesson 1, which demonstrates how a message is sent and how devices are linked. Lesson 2 includes a simple scientific investigation into the wood wide web on school grounds or local green space!
Learning objectives include:
- To recognise that computers everywhere are all connected
- To use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly and recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour
- To understand computer networks including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the World Wide Web; and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration
- To plan an investigation
- To record data accurately
The lesson plan is linked to the Mission World Wide Web assembly and related activity packs including an alternative for pupils with SEN.
Full curriculum links are listed below.
*Please note we have a limited number of our free Mission Resource Packs, they are given on a first come first serve basis for UK primary schools.
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