Network Protocols

In this activity students consider how different methods of communication operate successfully. By looking at rules and procedures in place, students are introduced to communication protocols. By working through a role-play scenario, pupils test their own protocol operating in an unreliable environment similar to that found in packet switching on the Internet, specifically, TCP/ IP.

Additional details

Year band(s) 7-8
Format Web page
Core and overarching concepts Digital systems
Keywords Internet, Network, Systems thinking, Protocol, Data, Information

University of Canterbury, New Zealand


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