Kid-friendly Search Engines: Give these a try!

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Remember these steps when you're searching online:


1. Write down the research question in full;
eg: was Thomas Edison the greatest inventor of all time?

2. Highlight the key words;
eg: was Thomas Edison the greatest inventor of all time?

3. Brainstorm any relevant synonyms or related terms for the key words;
eg: Greatest -best, successful, influential, famous...
Inventor -innovator, designer, creator...

4. Use the key words and their synonyms to construct sub-questions;
eg: Who was Thomas Edison?
What did Thomas Edison invent/design/create?
Who are some other famous/successful/influential inventors/designers?

5. Use these questions and synonyms to develop search terms:
eg: Who was Thomas Edison? becomes Thomas Edison biography or Thomas Edison life story