Kids' Chemical Solutions

Capturing Early Eager Learners with Chemistry Comics

UofA Expert Is Writing Comic Books to Teach Kids Chemistry

By Kathryn Palmer, Arizona Daily Star | April 17, 2022

After seeing inequities in science education throughout her 25-year teaching career, University of Arizona chemistry instructor Colleen Kelley 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 out majoring in science, technology, engineering or math fields — commonly known as STEM — don’t finish those degrees. And compared to their white, Asian and male peers, the attrition rates for Black, Latino, Native American and female STEM majors are disproportionately high. Read More

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