This site has been set up to explore the use of content-related humor in science education.

Little research has been done on the use of humor as an instructional tool. Information obtained here will inform a study of the way that science teachers use humor in their teaching to positively affect student learning.

The results of this study conducted in school districts throughout New York State will provide valuable information for science education courses. The names of participating school districts, school buildings, and teachers will not be stated in any published documents and participation is voluntary.

You may contact the following person about information related to this site:


Francine Wizner
Doctoral candidate
University at Albany


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  1. There are daily bad puns and science jokes, but the real use of humor is when my 8th graders create their own cartoons.

    See: http://www.aps.edu/aps/Eisenhower/Brugge/PhysicsCartoons10.html

    Also: http://www.aps.edu/aps/Eisenhower/Brugge/ChemCartoons08.html

    This site in no longer updated or maintained–long story–but student work is always displayed in the classroom. I’m convinced that when a student comes up with a funny way to look at science, then he or she will remember the deeper idea.


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