Creating comics and cartoons can provide another method to demonstrate understanding of scientific concepts while developing literacy, creativity and communication skills. Using digital cartoon creation tools allow students who are not comfortable or overly skilled in drawing to use pre-made characters and objects to tell their story. Digital tools such as BitStrips can also be set up so that students share their creations with other students, getting feedback and collaborating on material.

For teachers, it is important to focus on the planning stage to ensure students are thinking deeply about their creation and the scientific concepts demonstrated.  



Safety Considerations



  • students commenting and sharing work with each other

Bitstrips for Schools Help

Comic Life

  • provincially licensed

  • software installed on school computers

  • teacher take-home rights

  • ask your school or board contact for information