Learning science through the creating of simple animations in both primary and secondary schools

Jocelyn Wishart

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Abstract

Creating a short ‘claymation’-style or drawn animation in a school science classroom using a digital or mobile phone camera, Plasticine® modelling clay and free software such as Windows Moviemaker is now possible within one or two 1-hour lessons. This article reports a project that explored working with four science teachers and their classes to pilot the creation of animations as a means of learning about the largely invisible concepts currently being taught.
Nearly everyone enjoyed making the animations in school and the finished animations, while rudimentary, enabled discussion and reinforcement of the science concepts being animated. Students from all classes reported that the discussion during the making of the animation and viewing others’ work was helpful in developing their understanding.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-124
Number of pages8
JournalSchool Science Review
Volume97
Issue number361
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2016

Keywords

  • animation
  • science
  • teaching and learning

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