Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Marvel Super Heroes Science Exhibition

The Marvel Super Heroes Science Exhibition is a traveling exhibit that uses the world of Marvel comics to teach science to kids. In the biosciences, for example, the X-Men are used to introduce DNA and mutations, Spiderman is used to demonstrate the strength of spider web silk, and the Hulk helps explain the origin of emotional outbursts. In all, 78 Marvel characters appear in the exhibit.

Until March 25, the exhibit is at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto, then it's on to the St. Louis Science Center, where the exhibit will run April 28-September 7. To help keep the focus on science, you can download the free Marvel Companion Guide (pdf) with related lessons and activities for kids from Kindergarten through 12th Grade.

(found via easternblot, who links to several other online sources for using comics to teach science)
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