CONTRIBUTOR: Heppner, Frank [faculty advisor, Department of Biological Sciences] DATE: 2006 SUBJECT: Biology SUBJECT: Elementary education FORMAT: Microsoft Word document, 25,088 bytes FORMAT: Adobe Acrobat document, 6,166,560 bytes FORMAT: Adobe Acrobat document, 2,414,783 bytes 2006 URI Senior Honors Project


biology; comics; junior high school; teens


BioloJam is a biology comic aimed towards 7th and 8th grade students. The goal of the project was to create an educational resource that students would find entertaining and enlightening. The project is available on the web and is free to use for educational purposes by teachers, students, and parents. There are two comics: the larger, more complicated “Cell Breakout” and the smaller, more conversational “Giraffic Park.” In Cell Breakout, the three heroes are trapped inside a video game in a plant cell, and learn all about cell functions as they try to escape. In Giraffic Park, the trio are visiting the zoo and get into a discussion on natural selection and evolution.

Cell Breakout.pdf (6022 kB)
Cell Breakout.pdf

Giraffic Park.pdf (2358 kB)
Giraffic Park.pdf