“Slowmation” (abbreviated from “Slow Animation”) is a
simplified way of making an animation so that students can create one as a
new way of learning about a science concept. The teaching approach
guiding slowmation encourages students to create a sequence of five
multimodal representations (the 5 Rs) by making: (i) written notes being
background knowledge from researching a topic or from direct instruction;
(ii) a storyboard to design the animation; (iii) 2D or 3D models; (iv) images
from digital still photographs of the models; and (vi) the final animation.
The 5 Rs helps students to develop understanding of a science concept by
creating an animation to explain the concept.