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Finding Your Way in the World Wide Web

Directions: Complete the activities below to learn more about search engines.

  1. Go to Yahooligans at http://kids.yahoo.com/ and type animals in the search box. Click Search. On the first page of search results, how many sites did you find about bears? _____


  2. Return to the search box, type bears, and click Search. How many sites did you find about black bears? _____


  3. Return to the search box, type black bears North America, and click Search. How many sites did you find about black bears in North America? _____


  4. Go to Ask for Kids at http://www.askkids.com/ and type Where can I find a science experiment? Click Ask. How many sites about weather experiments did you find? _____


  5. Return to the search box, type Where can I find a science experiment about weather?, and click Ask. How many sites about weather did you find? _____


  6. Return to the search box, type Where can I learn how to make a tornado?, and click Ask. How many sites with tornado experiments did you find? _____


  7. Go to Beritís Best Sites for Children at http://www.beritsbest.com/ and type holidays. Click Find It! How many sites about Christmas did you find? _____


  8. Return to the search box, type Christmas., and click Find It! How many sites about Christmas did you find? _____


  9. Go to Google at http://www.google.com and type search engine kids. Click Google Search. Choose three search engines and try the same search in each.
    What topic did you type into each search engine? __________________
    Which site provided the best responses to your search? __________________


  10. On the back of this paper write the name and URL of the search engine you liked best. Tell what you like about that search engine.


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