Investigating Search Engines and Directories
Sixth graders discover a variety of electronic resources. In this research skills lesson, 6th graders explore the role of search engines, directories, and meta-search engines in searching for electronic resources.
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Identifying Search Engines to Complete Assignments
Students examine how search engines, directories, and meta-search engines work and compare and contrast their various features. They discuss what a search engine is and develop a list of search engines they have used, read and discuss a...
4th - 6th Technology & Engineering
Internet Search Engines: An Introduction
What is a search engine? A thorough introduction to using and understanding search engines gives children practice finding primary source documents. A fun Internet scavenger hunt (which is included) gives an opportunity for individual...
3rd - 12th 21st Century Skills
Use Boolean Search Terms to Shorten Web Searches
Have you ever conducted a Web search and received too many hits? Teach your class about Boolean search terms and provide them time to practice conducting efficient online searches. This lesson plan contains several fun activities which...
6th - 9th 21st Century Skills
Intermediate 3: Narrowing a Search to Get the Best Results
Examine advanced filters and operators in depth. Class members try out even more filtering tools than they did in the beginning lesson and practice with operators, special symbols or words that affect search results, recognized by...
5th - 8th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Designed