Here are some good research sites for kids, they may need some supervision to get things in the correct search spaces.
Kids Tools for searching the Internet
KidsClick!- designed by librarians
Time for Kids Homework Helper
Big6Kids a great place to organize
Marvel KIDS- Maine's virtual Library- you will need your library card and bar code number!
At Marvel, you will also be able to search by reading level.
Yahooligans- now Yahoo Kids
Ask Jeeves for Kids
These are the first research sites that come to the front of the pack. Remember that although these sites are rated for children K-6, there are still items that may not be appropriate for your student. Internet research should always be done with adults supervising.l