A new approach to teaching, learning and assessment
in science, featuring cartoon-style drawings.
Concept Cartoons show different characters arguing
about everyday situations. The cartoons are designed
to intrigue the children, provoking discussion and stimulating
scientific thinking as they discuss a range of viewpoints,
put forward by the cartoon characters, about the science
involved in everyday situations.
Millgate House Publishers has donated this Concept
Cartoon focusing on change of state and insulation.
Find out more about Concept Cartoons and using them
with pupils at: www.conceptcartoons.com
Concept Cartoon Part One can be used at the start
of a topic to help the teacher and children to become
aware of the range of ideas that are held within the
class. This creates the circumstance where children
want to find out more and provides the stimulus for
investigations and other forms of enquiry. Concept Cartoon
Part Two can be used at the end of the topic to check
on learning or as homework.
Individual children can be given an opportunity for
personal reflection by considering the different ideas
in the Concept Cartoon. They are ideally used with small
groups, or the whole class, when children will have
to justify their own science ideas and argue their points
against other ideas and interpretations. Children who
are normally reluctant to share their ideas are given
support through the ideas expressed in the cartoon.
Teachers have found that they are highly motivating
for learners of all ages, abilities and levels of interest