Add a little humor to your instruction with four great science comics by The Bonus Point Band. Each story was created to illustrate a particular science objective while demonstrating the plot organization of most narratives: introduction, rising action, climax, falling action, and conclusion. You can teach science, reading, and writing at the same time!
- Quick Start Guide
- 4 - 1 page, 6 frame comics (pdf)
- Science questions pertaining to each comic (pdf)
- Answer Keys for each comic (pdf)
- "Blank Balloons" version of each comic (pdf)
Titles and Topics
- "Rocky Returns" (Rock Cycle)
- "Cell Esteem" (Cell Mitosis)
- "Earth Goes to the Doctor" (Plate Tectonics and Layers of Earth)
- "A Light Race" (Light Interactions)
Reproduce the comics on one side of a
sheet of paper and the questions on the
other. Work through the first
comic with your class. Then let them work
in teams on the second one.
Allow students to read the comics with
partners taking turns per frame. Encourage them to use expression as they read.
Then allow them to write the comic as
a story on a sheet of notebook paper.
The final draft should be 5 paragraphs: Introduction, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, Resolution.
- Laminate for Reading Centers.
- Include in your newsletter.
- Act out the stories.
- Create sequels to the comics.
- Use them as coloring sheets/posters.
- Use the "blank balloons" version to
change the dialogue.
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Science Comics: Book 1 by Ash Kizer
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