After learning about the digital divide and the disadvantages it poses, the 4th graders engaged in a social experiment to really try to understand what it's like to have limited or no access to technology. Asked to find the answers to five specific questions about the country of Iceland, half the class used the Internet, and half the class used reference books. As you can guess, the group with Internet access easily answered their questions, while the group without became frustrated. When asked why the frustration, one student responded, "Books are good, but what if the books you have don't have the information you need? That's why we need the Internet, too!" Another student noted how unfair it is that kids like her can't use technology to do research.