HS-PS4-2: Digital Transmission and Storage of Information

Evaluate questions about the advantages of using a digital transmission and storage of information. (Stability and Change)

Clarification Statement: Examples of advantages could include that digital information is stable because it can be stored reliably in computer memory, transferred easily, and copied and shared rapidly. Disadvantages could include issues of easy deletion, security, and theft.

Assessment Boundary: none

Science Practices
Asking Questions

Disciplinary Core Ideas
PS4.A: Wave Properties

Crosscutting Concepts
Stability and Change


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Digitized information
Digital transmission
Digital storage
System stability


Learning Plans


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