Comics, questions, a Power Point presentation, lesson ideas, coloring sheets... This bundle of tools created by The Bonus Point Band has a lot to offer any science teacher. "Earth Goes to the Doctor" personifies Mother Earth, who happens to be feeling sickly. She goes to see a geologist who takes her temperature and hooks her up to a seismograph.
- Quick Start Guide
- 1 page, 6 frame comic (pdf)
- Power Point presentation of the comic, frame-by-frame
- Science questions pertaining to the comic (pdf and MS Word document)
- Answer Key (pdf and MS Word document)
- "Blank Balloons" version of the comic (pdf)
- JPEG files of each drawing featured in the comic (black and white)
- Plate tectonics
- Layers of the Earth
- Earthquakes and volcanoes
- Richter Scale, seismograph
- Basic geography (equator, continents)
Reproduce the comic on one side of a
sheet of paper and the questions on the
other. Use the Power Point
presentation to 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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"Earth Goes to the Doctor" by Ash Kizer
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License