The Dr Birdley Teaches
Science series presents a fun and exciting new way to teach science to your Years
9–12 students. Each book features comics that explain critical concepts in
science using easy-to-understand terminology, engaging illustrations
and memorable characters. It is focused on standards-based learning
objectives – correlating to the Australian F–10 Curriculum: Science and Senior
Secondary Curriculum: Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, and
Physics – and makes science accessible to all learners.
Following the outline
provided, teachers help students:
- warm up by assessing prior
knowledge and developing vocabulary with
vocabulary build-up exercises
about a new concept with
the source cartoon. It explains critical concepts
in science using words, images and characters
- apply the new concepts in
independent practice with hands-on activities; study questions that prompt students to explain the concepts in words; puzzles and practice problems that link visual and verbal information; background articles that expand on the cartoon’s central points; and graphic organisers that help students sort and synthesise main ideas.
- assess new learning with quizzes and tests
that check for understanding of key ideas.