Topic: How to Use a Search Engine
Time Duration: 40 minutes of lessons, 1 hr 20 min of class participation.
Grades: 4 to 8th grades
The students were introduced to different search engines and Web vocabulary. The instructor
explained the concept behind web browsers. The students were able to give different examples
of a web browser. The instructor gave the students Internet Scavenger Hunts to get use to
using search engines in a different way. The students tried to answer the questions without
help from the instructor. After the students were given time to find the answers, the
instructor gave them some short cuts to help narrow down the search. The students tried to
find more answers using some of the short cuts. The students worked hard to answer the
questions; therefore, the class played a game of Internet "Simon says." The instructor would
say Simon says "jump up and down pat your head." The students would perform both actions.
Another example, "Simon says" kick you leg pat you head - kick you leg." The students would
only pat their heads (See lesson plans). The class ended with fun and games.