How Much Information?

How much information can we process? How much information is stored inside us? These questions, and many more, inspired an inquisitive installment from a larger video series. From verbal and written language to DNA and computers, information takes many different forms.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Discuss the ways we measure information —sounds, symbols, bytes, etc
  • Explain what a floppy disc is for pupils who haven't seen them before
Classroom Considerations

  • Attempt to display the video without sharing the comments to encourage discussion of original ideas
Pros

  • Provides subtitles in 10 languages for ELLs
  • Connects culture, geography, technology, and science
  • Requires very little class time
Cons

  • None