Research Worksheets

Yep you read that title write. I wrote research. Yes research. As in my little bundles of joy learned about researching. Yes – children with autism. They are brilliant. I am in awe. Again. They never cease to amaze me. We are getting so advanced sometimes that I get nervous. I was nervous making this worksheet and handing it to them. I don’t know why. They did freaken awesome. Further solidifies the neverending truth: you need to keep challenging your kids. You’ll never know what they can’t do until you try.

We have used this researching worksheet for a few different topics! Last year we introduced it during our Penguin Unit. But it’s been a lifesaver for holidays and special events (earth day, St. Patrick’s Day, the flu, etc.). No need to create a special worksheet – you can use this one to have your kiddos learn about any topic! We will be using this to learn about arctic animals and MLK. This sheet is a great time saver.

Don’t be afraid! Give it a shot. This is not an independent activity right away. They may need a lot of support. But it’ll get there. I made it general so you could use it for any topic. I use this a ton!

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back side:

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Download the Research Worksheet PDF and the Research Worksheet Word Doc.

I also made a visual version for my students who need more visual support:

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Download theVisual Research Worksheet PDFor the Visual Research Worksheet Word Doc.

We did this as part of thematic penguin unit! There were some super great videos at kids national geographic if you are interested in doing some penguin research!


Want to see the cutest and most hilarious part of this lesson. In the reference section I told them to write kids.national and my guy wrote the word dot. Ha. So literal 🙂



  1. I am so thankful for this post. I have been struggling with how to introduce research to my kiddos. This will be most helpful!!!

  2. I love the research work sheets. We are studying the Arctic and each of my students did a research paper on the animal of their interest. I was able to differentiate the work sheets to the 3 different levels of my students. My administration was very impressed with the work.


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