Lesson Focus

Young people take the Internet for granted. Through a serious of web-based explorations and kinesthetic exercises students explore the basic principles of graph theory and how it applies not only to their social connections but to how information is passed around.


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Full Lesson Plan
Student Worksheets


Age Levels:

11 – 13

Objectives

Introduce students to:

  • How basic graph theoretic concepts are essential to the Internet.
  • How information is moved around a network.
  • How traffic on the Internet can be monitored.
  • How social media networks provide access to personal information.

Anticipated Learner Outcomes

Students will be able to demonstrate/explain how:

  • A connected graph provides reliable service.
  • Information can be reliably moved from place to place with packets.

Lesson Activities

Young people take the Internet for granted. Through a serious of web-based explorations and kinesthetic exercises students explore the basic principles of graph theory and how it applies not only to their social connections but to how information is passed around.

Alignment to Curriculum Frameworks

Curriculum alignment sheet is included in PDF.