Kids' Chemical Solutions

Capturing Early Eager Learners with Chemistry Comics

Kids’ Chemical Solutions is a Rocky Mountain Emmy Award Winner

We are thrilled to announce our Emmys® Award from the National Academy of Arts and Sciences from the Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter! The award was presented as Chemistry Comic Books to Bryan Nelson (Producer/Editor/Videographer) and John Desoto (Editor/Videographer) of Arizona Public Media. View on YouTube

Writing Children’s Books to Increase Engagement in Non-major Introductory Chemistry Courses

Melissa A. Mullen Davis and Kathryn Allen One of the challenges of teaching a Chemistry course to nonscience majors is increasing their interest and engagement in Chemistry and in course content. Increased engagement has a positive impact on overall course grades and increases learning of course material. Incorporating projects and creative learning activities into the chemistry curriculum … Read more

How Does the M.C. Detective Agency Series of Comic Books Mirror College-Level Chemistry?

The comic books created as part of the M.C. Detective Agency series were carefully scaffolded to align with the learning objectives found in a 100-level college chemistry course. A comparison of the learning outcomes found in the comic books in the M.C. Detective Agency series with those found in the #1 best-selling college chemistry textbook … Read more

Using Comic Books to Teach Chemistry to Students

“The best time to start something was yesterday. The second-best time is now.” Unknown The comic books created as part of the M.C. Detective Agency series were carefully scaffolded to align with the learning objectives found in a 100-level college chemistry course. The juxtaposition of college-level chemistry learning outcomes with cute, funny, characters in a … Read more

This UA expert is writing comic books to teach kids chemistry

After seeing inequities in science education throughout her 25-year teaching career, a UA chemistry instructor is taking a novel approach to solving the problem: She’s writing comic books to help kids better understand the fundamentals of chemistry and to reframe the field as one anyone can get into. About half of college students who start … Read more