How Does the Internet Work?

The internet makes it possible to almost instantly get information from the other side of the world. But how does it work?

Thanks to the internet, you can play games and watch videos, or have video chats with people halfway across the world on your computer or smartphone. It’s all thanks to the internet, which sends packets of digital information in small bits through both wired and wireless connections, making it possible to have such instantaneous communication.

For nearly 40 years, the internet has completely transformed our day-to-day lives. In this activity, we’ll look closely at exactly how the internet works, and how different people and companies use it to share information.

You can also use our Augmented Reality experience to learn more about how data works!

Grades 6-12
30 min
Computer ScienceSTEM