Humor in Elementary Science: Development and Evaluation of Comic Strips about Sound


Ertuğrul ÖZDEMİR


Abstract

Comic strips on newspapers, magazines and Internet are one of the most accessible materials that may be used in science classroom as instructional tool. However, it is sometimes difficult to find and adapt appropriate comic strips useful for instructional purposes, because most of them are irrelevant. The purpose of this study is to develop and evaluate instructional comic strips aiming to contribute learning about sound related concepts. In this study, a series of instructional comic strips were created and implemented to a group of seventh grade students. Students’ responses to a number of open-ended questions were evaluated through qualitative content analysis. According to results, most of the students believed that comic strips help learning through simplifying science concepts and making retention of them easier. In addition, comic strips seemed to contribute students’ enjoyment toward science and perception of success in science. 


Keywords

Comic strips, Cartoon, Humor, Sound, Elementary science

Paper Details

Paper Details
Topic Science Education
Pages 837 - 850
Issue IEJEE, Volume 9, Issue 4
Date of acceptance 07 June 2017
Read (times) 171
Downloaded (times) 122

Author(s) Details

Ertuğrul ÖZDEMİR

Artvin Çoruh University,


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