There and Back Again: A Packet’s Tale. How Does the Internet Work?

Listen to pioneer of the internet Vint Cerf of Google, MIT's Neil Gershenfeld, lawyer and Internet advocate Elizabeth Stark and Alex Wright, director of user experience at The New York Times.

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Year band(s) 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10
Content type Educational video
Format Video
Core and overarching concepts Digital systems
Australian Curriculum Digital Technologies code(s)

Identify and explore a range of digital systems with peripheral devices for different purposes, and transmit different types of data


Examine the main components of common digital systems and how they may connect together to form networks to transmit data


Investigate how data is transmitted and secured in wired, wireless and mobile networks, and how the specifications affect performance


Investigate the role of hardware and software in managing, controlling and securing the movement of and access to data in networked digital systems

Keywords Internet, Networks

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