Science Comics: Rocky Returns

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The Bonus Point Band
Grade Levels
5th - 7th, Homeschool
Formats Included
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10 pages
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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. "Rocky Returns" chronicles the story of two soul mates who are torn apart by a greedy miner. Tormented by grief, Rocky flings himself into a pit of lava, while Minnie is sold to a rich widow as jewelry. However, the surprise ending reveals the true nature of the rock cycle.

Bundle Includes:

- 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)

Topics Covered

- Rocks, minerals
- Rock cycle
- Igneous rock
- Magma, lava

Teaching Science:

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 ï¬rst
comic with your class. Then let them work
in teams on the second one.

Teaching Reading/Writing:

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 ï¬nal draft should be 5 paragraphs: Introduction, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, Resolution.

Other Ideas:

- 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.

Download Science Comics: Book 1 which contains this and 3 other comics for one low price.

Other Titles:

"Earth Goes to the Doctor"
"A Light Race"
"Cell Esteem"

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Total Pages
10 pages
Answer Key
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