Engaging Teenagers with Science Through Comics

December 1st, 2013 | RESEARCH

The article focuses on a study guided by identity theory and a model of interest development to assess the use of comic books for conveying science information. The study employs viruses as scientific content which is reviewed to disseminate, and provide evidence regarding the limited knowledge of general public. It mentions that key concepts are summarized to compare comic and essay formats for disseminating scientific information.


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Team Members

Amy Spiegel, Author, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Julia McQuillan, Author, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Peter Halpin, Author, New York University
Camilla Matuk, Author, University of California, Berkeley
Judy Diamond, Author, University of Nebraska, Lincoln


Identifier Type: issn
Identifier: 0157-244X
Identifier Type: doi
Identifier: 10.1007/s11165-013-9358-x

Publication: Research in Science Education
Volume: 43
Number: 6
Page(s): 2309

Related URLs

Biology of Human: Understanding Ourselves through the Lens of Current Biomedical Research
EBSCO Full Text


Audience: Museum | ISE Professionals | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Education and learning science | Health and medicine | Life science
Resource Type: Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: Comics | Books | Newspapers | Media and Technology