For my educational technology class we had to create a webquest for students in a particular grade. We needed to provide them with the resources to do research on the webquest topic. I started to look for search engines for kids that made sense to them and were easier to understand. I realized that when I was asking students to search for topics the information found on search engines such as Google or Yahoo that we use daily were a little complicated in explaining the material. I came across this website that had a list of search engines that were geared toward children. Here is a link to the website if you need to do have younger students complete research on a topic themselves. They are great tools for explaining information on every topic that you can think of.
Kids Search Engines December 8, 2008