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)

Explore transmitting different types of data between digital systems


Examine how digital systems form networks to transmit data


Investigate how data is transmitted and secured in wired and wireless networks including the internet


Investigate how hardware and software manage, control and secure access to data in networked digital systems

Keywords Internet, Networks

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