Elements in Action!


Elements in Action! Create a Chemistry Cartoon.


Session Description 

Discover how studentslearn the function of chemical elements in the human body through the creation of chemistry comics.



Presenter Background 

Guille Molinar has a degree in Chemistry. She has taught Chemistry and related subjects in High School and Junior High for more than 10 years.
She has different Diplomas and Courses.
At the moment she is the head of the Science Department in Los Altos School wich has participated indifferent Science Expositions.




1. Creativity and Innovation

Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.

  1. Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes
  2. Create original works as a means of personal or group expression
  3. Use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues
  4. Identify trends and forecast possibilities 

3. Research and Information Fluency

Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.

  1. Plan strategies to guide inquiry
  2. Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media
  3. Evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks
  4. Process data and report results 


  1. Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning

    and Creativity

    Teachers use their knowledge of subject matter, teaching and learning, and technology to facilitate experiences that advance student learning, creativity, and innovation in both face-to-face

    and virtual environments.

    1. Promote, support, and model creative and innovative thinking and inventiveness
    2. Engage students in exploring real-world issues and solving authentic problems using digital tools and resources
    3. Promote student reflection using collaborative tools to reveal and clarify students’ conceptual understanding and thinking, planning, and creative processes
    4. Model collaborative knowledge construction by engaging in learning with students, colleagues, and others in face-to-face and virtual environments 

3. Model Digital Age Work and Learning

Teachers exhibit knowledge, skills, and work processes representative of an innovative professional in a global and digital society.

  1. Demonstrate fluency in technology systems and the transfer of current knowledge to new technologies and situations
  2. Collaborate with students, peers, parents, and community members using digital tools and resources to support student success and innovation
  3. Communicate relevant information and ideas effectively to students, parents, and peers using a variety of digital age media and formats
  4. Model and facilitate effective use of current and emerging digital tools to locate, analyze, evaluate, and use information resources to support research and learning 

Purpose & Objectives

Show how fun it can be to learn Chemistry through the creation of comics developingcreativity in the students using different programs such as: Word processorIllustrator and Flash.

Participants will discover how easy it is to create a short comic where any content can be explained usingstorybook and they will observe the events of the characters and ideas that need to be transmited in the comic.
The comic will be created using photographs taken during the expositon and published in our web site.


Supporting Research


Manual de Flash, Anaya
Journal of Research on Technology in Education
Technologyinnovation, and educational change by Robert B. Kozma, ISTE Publications