This is the time of year when students have developed enough reading skills and vocabulary to begin doing simple research projects. I used to love to do animal research with my class. We would find out the information and then created a powerpoint presentation for each animal studied. I would then make a DVD of all the presentations and give them to my students at the end of the year.
I created a couple of different templates to use. Both are available, so the choice is yours as to which you prefer for your students. Click on any of the images to get your own copy.