Stop-motion animation can be a rewarding method of digital storytelling in the classroom. Using a series of still pictures where each image moves a slight amount in sequence allows students to demonstrate their understanding of scientific concepts using a variety of mobile devices as cameras.
The process involved in planning for stop-motion animation projects is very similar to that of planning videos. It is during this process where teachers can focus in on developing skills such as creativity, critical thinking and communication. Adapting and using resources such as the Adobe Youth Voices Stop Motion Animation Curriculum can help teachers integrate the planning process into video creation projects around big ideas and inquiries in science class.