When I was growing up, comic books served as a medium for me to let my imagination grow, explore new worlds, and have fun while reading. The goal of Brains!: A Neuroscience Comic Book for Kids is to provide that same experience for elementary school students while teaching them a little bit about neurobiology along the way. I worked with Professor Michael Dailey, Professor Renita Schmidt, and Professor Kevin Ripka at the University of Iowa to create a short comic book that was accurate, accessible to elementary school students, and fun to read. I then did a reading with the Strong Girls Read Strong Books book club, and distributed the book online. In the future, I hope to use the feedback I received on the first comic book to create a new comic book and continue spreading fun, informative, and understandable science literature.
neuroscience, comic book
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"Brains!: A Neuroscience Comic Book for Kids,"
Synthesis: A Digital Journal of Student Science Communication: Vol. 1
, Article 5.
Available at: https://ir.uiowa.edu/synthesis/vol1/iss1/5
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