Fairy Tail and the Flame Test

Teaching with anime- Fairy Tail and the flame test   There is a popular chemistry lab called the flame test.  The flame test is rather simple: 1- place a small metal loop into a solution containing metal ions 2- take the solution-soaked loop and place it into a Bunsen burner flame 3- observe how the Read More …

Starting an Anime Club

Creating an Anime Club   After school activities, extracurricular activities, student activities, or whatever else your school calls them, are either the bane or joy of teachers everywhere.  If you end up with an activity you like, it’s great, and if you end up with one you don’t like, then that is a little less Read More …

Teaching with Anime- English Class- Romeo and Juliet

Teaching with Anime- Romeo and Juliet So far all of my teaching with anime posts have focused on science related topics, but this time I am going to try my hand at English.  Romeo and Juliet, the classic play by Shakespeare and a feature of many English classes around the USA, has been remade many Read More …

Teaching with Anime- A Silent Voice

Teaching with Anime- A Silent Voice and Sound! Euphonium The most obvious use of A Silent Voice in a classroom setting would be as part of a unit on bullying and the consequences of bullying.  However, I’ll be leaving that to educators with far more experience in teaching that area.  This is not to say Read More …

Teaching with Anime- Monster Girl Activity

Teaching with Anime- Monster Girl Activity Halloween is one of those interesting little holidays where we don’t get the day off, but there might be special events throwing the regular schedule into chaos.  At best you have your regular schedule, but let’s be realistic, even the high school students are not totally focused on the Read More …

Teaching with Anime- Kaleido Star

Teaching with Anime Kaleido Star- Theoretical patient   Kaleido Star Theoretical Patient The following is not really a lesson per se, but more of an activity that you could use during or at the end of a unit on the musculoskeletal system.  While I haven’t used this specific theoretical patient, this is something that I Read More …

Teaching with Anime

Teaching with Anime As you know, Anime Science 101 was originally inspired by some of the students I taught almost ten years ago.  Students began asking how their favorite anime characters followed or defied the laws of science.  Now being the erstwhile science teacher that I am, I of course answered their questions, and wondered Read More …