Every student must learn how to research. It is a foundational skill that carries from grade school through college. This is a great cross-curricular project for 1st graders to learn how to collect, create, and publish their first research project. Ideally, this could be used mid-year through the end of 1st grade. This typically takes about 3-5 weeks to complete. This project contains a directions (1 page), a pre-write packet with questions (3 pages), and a final draft blackline for a 1st grade animal research project (13 pages).