The relevance of the studied problem is conditioned by the fact that learning activity of a junior pupil becomes the leading one and it determines the development of main cognitive particularities. The purpose of this article is to substantiate more signifi-cant in pedagogical scope research skills in development process of junior pupils universal learning activities. The carried out pedagogical experiment was the leading method in studying of this problem. There participated 270 people: elementary school pupils and teachers. The result of this study was specification and substantiation of junior pupils research skills content within the context of their interrelation with universal learning activities. The materials of the article can be useful to elementary school teachers and administration when organizing learning activity.