In our homes today, we take for granted the ability to easily control the temperature and humidity levels. Our Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems are largely out of sight and taken for granted. We only become aware of them when they don’t work!
Broadband internet access can bring vital opportunities right into communities and homes, but many people and places still lack this essential resource. Students complete a challenge where they develop a sustainable business that develops the digital literacy skills and support needed for first-time users to safely and effectively take advantage of broadband internet access! Along the way they are guided by broadband technology career role models to explore the science and technology behind broadband access while leverage math skills to identify community needs.
Examples of Key Vocabulary/Concepts:
Broadband internet, electromagnetic spectrum, bandwidth, bit, Wifi tower line of sight, demographics, census data, digital literacy skills, and career awareness.