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What is the World Wide Web?

Have a look at the links below to research the development of the World Wide Web.

Extension: Compose your a post for your class bog expanding on one of the questions below.

BBC Bitesize – What is the World Wide Web?
History of the Web – World Wide Web Foundation
Explain that stuff – how the World Wide Web Works

Now complete the questions below.

Sir Tim Berners-Lee

Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented something we use every day. Click here to find out more.

The children investigated these questions using ‘quick on the draw’ how many can you answer?

What did Sir Tim Berners-Lee invent?
Where did Sir Tim Berners-Lee grow up?
What is studied at CERN?
What is a URL?
What does http stand for?
What two things were needed for the World Wide Web to work?
What are Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s 5 hopes for the web?
What is the name of a computer which looks up names?
What is an IP address?
What problem did the World Wide Web solve at CERN?