Search engines

To learn independently, children need to be able to find relevant and accurate information quickly. This topic teaches pupils how to use key words and phrases, to identify inaccurate information, how pagerank works as well as how to credit their sources appropriately

Choose your lesson

Lesson 1: Searching basics

In this lesson, children recap search engines and are challenged to find specific websites or information as fast as they can to test their searching skills

Lesson 2: Inaccurate information

In this lesson, children learn that not everything they read online is necessarily true and also learn how to check that information that they find is accurate

Lesson 3: Web quest

In this lesson, children develop their research skills, learning how to quickly find relevant information on a specific topic

Lesson 4: Information poster

In this lesson, children create an informative poster using the software Canva, ensuring that they appropriately credit the images and videos that they use

Lesson 5: Web crawlers

In this lesson, children learn how search engines work, specifically; the role of a web index, what can affect pagerank and the role of web crawlers

Assess your pupils

Assessment quiz and Knowledge catcher. These can be used at the start of the unit to access where pupils are in their learning as well as the end of the unit to assess progress. Go to assessment resources