The Use of Animation and Storytelling in Science Communication

Taş Alicenap Ç.

in: Improving Scientific Communication for Lifelong Learners, Gulsun Kurubacak-Meric Serap Sisman-Ugur, Editor, IGI Global, North Dakota, pp.240-251, 2021

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • City: North Dakota
  • Page Numbers: pp.240-251
  • Editors: Gulsun Kurubacak-Meric Serap Sisman-Ugur, Editor
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Science communication has brought new teaching/learning environments forward. Various digital media have provided appropriate platforms. Learning processes for everyone have been differentiated and thrived on newly developed technologies and digital media. Animation is among these to provide an alternative to science communication methods. Especially animations developed with storytelling can become very effective in learning processes. In cartoon movies, certain knowledge on different fields has been explained by turning them into scenarios. It's possible to see examples of cartoons in this concept in Turkey and all around the world. Storytelling (scenario) and animation dynamics make knowledge more impressive and long-lasting. Educational cartoon movies produced for children, which aren't in formal and organized education but younger than the school age, have been produced in a widespread manner. This study is focused on transferring scientific knowledge by using animation products. In this context, educational cartoon movies will be examined through storytelling and animation.