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Web Research: Lesson 2

Lesson 2 in a series for middle-school students learning to use the Internet for research projects, provides data on search engines.
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Web Research: Lesson 2



Using Search Engines

Name:___________________________ Date:__________

1. Imagine you've been asked to use the Web to research Thomas Edison's invention of the light bulb.

2. Write some keywords you can use to search the Web for this topic. Remember to include any possible Boolean operators that will make your results more precise.

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3. Choose three search engines from Ivy's Search Engine Resources for Kids site (http://www.ivyjoy.com/rayne/kidssearch.html). Use each search engine to find Web pages related to your topic.

4. Which site gave you the greatest number of hits?

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5. Which site gave you the least number of hits?

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6. Which sites gave you the most useful hits for your topic?

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7. Describe your experiences in working with these search engines.

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