History of the Internet: Lesson for Kids


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What was the internet called when it was first invented?

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1. What country was the United States worried might attack in the 1960s?

2. About what size object were the first computers similar to?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With these study questions, you can find out what you know about the history of the internet. Answer questions on important topics like the name of the internet when it was first invented and a country the U.S. was afraid might attack in the 1960s.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on the following:

  • Size of the first computers
  • Number of websites that exist today
  • The word 'e-mail'

Skills Practiced

  • Reading awareness - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on the history of the internet
  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about how big computers were when they were first invented
  • Learning practice - use what you know to answer questions about the meaning of the word 'e-mail' and how many websites there are today

Additional Learning

Use the lesson named History of the Internet: Lesson for Kids to learn more about these key points:

  • The first man-made rocket launched into space in 1957
  • U.S. founding of NASA and a small network of computers
  • Growth of that network
  • Invention of the World Wide Web in 1991
  • First cell phone with internet access by Nokia in 1996
  • YouTube being invented in 2005