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Search Education – Google

Web search can be a remarkable tool for students, and a bit of instruction in how
to search for academic sources will help your students become critical thinkers and independent learners.
With the materials on this site, you can help your students become skilled searchers- whether they’re just starting out with search, or ready for more
advanced training.


Pebble Go





How to search use Google for better searches:



Ask Kids - Type in a key word or question. Click on Images to search for pictures.

YAHOO! KIDS - Web guide for kids. Search by word or category.
Internet Public Library - Incredible source (kids version). Almanacs, Biographies, Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, etc.
Google - Use only if preferences have been set to Strict Filtering, and then use with adult permission.
Kid's Search Tools - Contains the above search engines, dictionaries, thesaurus, etc. all in one place!
KidsClick! - Web search for kids created by librarians.
Super Cool Guide for Finding Stuff on the Web - Search by key word or category.
All in One Search Tool Site - This TekMom site combines great search engines for kids, as well as other search tools including science, history, pictures, dictionaries, biographies, authors, and maps.

World Book Online - Subscription service encyclopedia. E-mail Mrs. Bruce at brucekri@usd437.net if you need to access it at home.

Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Access the Library Catalog to see if books are available.

Harcourt Biographies - A selection of biographies with pictures and easy text.


Academy of Achievement - A museum of living history from Washington, DC. Incredible interviews of each person.

Yahoo! Kids Biography Directory - A quick look at various biographies of famous Americans.

Biographies for Kids - Quick categories of admirable people.


Biography.com - Sponsored by A&E. Short

Harcourt Biographies - A selection of biographies with pictures and easy text. bios on     many famous people.


Kansas Photo Tour: click a number http://www.kansasphototour.com/clickmap.htm

Gale Free Resources - Great biographies for the following groups of people:
African Americans
Hispanic Americans

Biography.com - Sponsored by A&E. Short bios on many famous people.

Science Superstars - Great bios on famous scientists.


These aren't really search tools, but gives a quick overview of History.

American History - 1780-2005, 8 areas of focus, plus a cool video about the growth of our nation!
American History - 1620-1920, more detail provided.


All About Explorers


- This has great information about explorers.

Animal Search

Smithsonian Wild


- A site for researching animals - with great photos too! The animal categories include: bears, canids (dogs, wolves, coyotes, jackals, foxes), cats, other carnivores, deer & antelope, other hooved animals, large birds, small birds & other animals, unique mammals (Asian elephant, giant anteater, giant armadillo, tree shrew), primates, rodents & rabbits, marsupials (including opossums).


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