Well, the first things you can expect is to laugh out loud, have fun, and enjoy the process of learning chemistry! We have witnessed this first-hand while working with various homeschool families and in 4th-grade classrooms. The children (and adults!) love it! OK, OK, OK, we also know you want to understand the results from our research studies with these different groups of students.
- Students were prompted to write freely in their Reading Guides about what they were learning on each page as they read the comic book.
- Student’s Reading Guides were analyzed and coded in two categories: NGSS Standards and Chemistry Learning Outcomes.
- These pages were analyzed and coded for evidence of mastery, comprehension, or developmental levels.
Assessment of NGSS learning outcomes showed that 95% of students exhibited mastery/comprehension of components of scientific thinking and analysis, e.g., creation of a question, analysis of data/evidence, and extrapolation from a model.