Here’s a great little comic book resource for science that I’d blogged about ages ago and then completely forgotten about. Selenia is a school girl from another planet. Her adventures have been turned into a comic book, and can be used to teach about Science Investigations and Materials.
There are now 10 comics on the site which can be viewed on an IWB, or printed off for individual use.
There are also games such as word searches and quizzes. Throughout the comics are questions posed by the characters which would be useful as discussion starters.
The teachers section provides guidance on how to use the cartoons as a way of introducing practical science investigations such as dissolving and air resistance. PDF worksheets are available which are ready to use with your class.
Maybe students could then use a comic creation tool to explain their results?
Produced by The University of the West of England, these resources are suitable for KS3 Science (11 – 14 year olds)
Visit Selenia here, and see what you think!
Thanks to Ian (@teachingofsci) for reminding me of this resource via Twitter.