Çelikler D., Aksan Z., Yenikalayci N.

9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (EDULEARN), Barcelona, Spain, 3 - 05 July 2017, pp.1018-1023 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Barcelona
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.1018-1023
  • Keywords: Science caricature, waste, recycling, science education
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


Science caricatures is an important education method that attracts attention of students due to its humorous property, provides them to develop positive attitude by making them love lessons, increases critical thinking and motivation, develops creativity, reasoning and imagination as well as provides learning permanent and pleasurable by making learning easy. In this context in this study, it was aimed to develop science caricatures to use waste and recycling subject in education for secondary school students. In the research science caricatures for teaching recyclable waste, separating waste from their source, recycling symbol and the importance of recycling towards education were developed. In preparation stage of science caricatures, primarily which parts of subject is available for caricature drawing was determined by reviewing all information about waste and recycling. Science caricatures regarding parts determined by researchers, were designed. As science caricatures were being designed, they were regarded to involve examples from daily life. Designed science caricatures were brought to their final form drowned by a caricaturist. Since science involves abstract and complex subjects and concepts, this can cause formation of negative idea, attitude and prejudice towards science in students. That is why using science caricatures that are entertaining, increase attention, motivation and critical thinking, make students active and bear trace of daily life in teaching of science subjects is thought to be important. Also, as how much science correlates with daily life is considered, science caricatures are attracted attention as a suitable learning method for teaching of science subjects. That is why we think that developed science caricatures will contribute education literature and shed light to researchers that want to make a study about the subject.