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ERIC Number: EJ1115086
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Feb
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
What Makes a Superhero "Super"? Graphic Novels Inspire a Gravity Investigation
Gross, Lisa A.; Bradbury, Leslie Upson; Frye, Elizabeth M.; Watkins, Bonnie
Science and Children, v53 n6 p68-75 Feb 2016
To further students' understanding about gravity, forces, and motion, multiple types of text were integrated into instruction. As part of a 5E lesson (Bybee et al. 2006), the authors used a selection from Capstone Press's Graphic Science series, "A Crash Course in Forces and Motion with Max Axiom" (Sohn and Barnett 2007) to support science learning and as the primary mentor text for the writing component. This graphic novel introduces students to storyboards and other text features and allows for the use of multiple text types to promote student understanding of the science content. Student-constructed texts, data tables, and illustrations are used throughout the unit and reinforce the elements of the supporting text.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A