We all know how much children like doing hands-on science and finding out for themselves how things work. Sadly, we also know that writing up their experiments according to very rigid criteria is guaranteed to dampen their natural curiosity and turn science into a chore. Nic has come up with a novel way of recording their science investigations which is as much fun as doing the actual experiment. Click here for his full lesson plan. He uses Comic Life – a great bit of software which is really a must-have in any teacher’s toolbox. We don’t ordinarily advocate spending money on software but Comic Life is the exception – a teacher version is $19 for Mac or Windows, $4.99 for the iPad.