Aha! Animations: Presenting the untold stories of scientific discovery
Aha! Animations is a web-based resource for middle school students designed to foster science engagement. Comprised of a series of short animations on standard science topics, it presents the often untold story of how our scientific understanding has come to be. Within each animated scene, learners uncover key pieces of evidence by playing games that highlight how the evidence was actually discovered. In addition, learners are invited to engage with scientists currently studying the topic. This interactive narrative encourages learners to view science not as a set of static facts, but as an ongoing endeavor shaped by history, society, and the perseverance and creativity of individuals.