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Delicious Science!

From the Dickinson News Release:

From chocolate-chip cookies to toffee, YouTube visitors can find out what ingredients make for sweet scientific success thanks to a series of videos produced by students in Christine O’Neill’s Chemistry in the Kitchen course. Working with staff at the College’s Media Center, class members have produced short educational videos on culinary topics such as what makes for a better batter.

“I have always enjoyed cooking and baking in the kitchen, but I’ve sometimes wondered why, when I follow the same recipe, the end product can vary slightly,” says the visiting instructor in chemistry. “The class explores why ‘following’ the recipe may give different results. By learning about ingredients’ physical and chemical properties, students are able to study the role that each substance plays in a recipe.

“I thought the video component would give students an opportunity to express their creative side,” O’Neill continues. “The subject matter is open, but the students are responsible for all aspects of the project, from choosing and researching the topic to filming and editing the video.”

Check out the Chemistry in the Kitchen YouTube channel for a taste of what O’Neill’s students discovered.

Storyboarding using Comic Life

Description

Comic Life is  a program you can create comics with but it can be used in so many different ways that you may not have considered .  Classes at Dickinson have used it for storyboarding, lab manuals, presentations and of course comics as well.  It is a program that is easy and fun to use and allows students to be creative by having so many options available to customize their final piece.  It is located in the Bosler Microroom (020) and the Media Center.  It can also be downloaded from plasq.com to use as a trial version although it will leave a watermark on anything printed from it.

Audience

Faculty & Students

Type

Instructor Led-Hands On

Time

30 Minutes – In Class Time

Outcomes

  • Learn to organize project into outline
  • Migrate outline into visual form
  • Understand fair use and where to locate Creative Commons images
  • Understand basics of good graphic design and layouts

Want to know more?  Contact  mediacenter at dickinson.edu to set up a consultation.  You can also get a sneak peek of what we cover in our training by looking over our Training Outline.

Examples

Professor Dave Ball-Graphic Narratives

In this English course Professor Ball has his students read a series of graphic novels and create one page comics in response to the reading. This class has been taught 3 times with a blog associated with each one to display the comic responses.

Fall 2010

Fall 2009

Spring 2008

Professor Kristi Humphreys-Chemistry

Professor Humphreys had her students create one or two page comics describing common practices students must know to use equipment in the lab.  The comics could then be combined to format a reference manual to use when doing experiments.

Professor Tom Arnold-Biology

Each student in his class on Metabolism was assigned a metabolic disorder that they had to research and present on.  Half of the grade for the project was based on a 5-6 page manuscript with a detailed review of the chosen topic.  Comic Life was used to create a graphic illustration to describe the disorder and used as the basis of the presentation.  The presentation and graphic were each a quarter of the grade for the project.

 

 

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