Search Engines

This Search Engines lesson plan also includes:

Introduce search engines with an activity that models how search engines work and the different algorithms they employ. Working in groups, class members then build search queries to demonstrate the knowledge learned.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Ask pupils to reearch themselves to determine what type of information they can find
  • Research to find out how search engines use previous searches to help determine ads to display
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires Internet access that does not block search engines
  • The plan provides Internet links that contain background information for the teacher
  • Does not require any direct instruction because the Student Resource pages provide all the information needed for class members to do the activity
  • There are no answers or sample answers with the resource