Guidelines for Middle School Students in Evaluating Websites

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|   GOOD   |    BAD     |        MAYBE         |
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| .edu     | .com       | .org                 |
| .gov     | .net       |                      |
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| nmt.edu  | ask.com    | GOOD                 |
| unm.edu  | answers.   | nmnaturalhistory.org |
| usgs.gov | yahoo.com  | BAD                  |
| noaa.gov | wiki/wikia | wikipedia.org        |
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Websites with many advertisements are trying 
to sell things to you. Avoid these websites.

These are the guidelines I give my students to help them find high quality websites for in-class research. They are not perfect, but they save us a lot of time.

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