Kids' Chemical Solutions

Capturing Early Eager Learners with Chemistry Comics

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

UArizona instructor makes chemistry fun by creating comic books

Bivian ContrerasMarch 25, 2022 TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — A chemistry instructor at the University of Arizona creates comics not only to make chemistry fun but to make it easier for students to learn. Colleen Kelley manages the instructional laboratories in the UArizona Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Her goal is to make chemistry education more … Read more