Teaching network topology through investigation with bits of string
Created by Paul Powell
last edited May 03 2014 by Paul Powell
This is an outline lesson plan along with a handout to teach network topology. No computers needed - just scissors and string!
The plan is really my own notes - so please ask questions. The lesson is designed to be an investigation - encouraging pupils to find their own solutions and work out how different topologies work.
I ran this in the main hall of the school and it was one of the best lessons I have run this year.
The photo shows four pupils making a ring network and the beginnings of a star in the background.