This piece explores the four main cells that comprise bone tissue and their functions under normal conditions, as well as how those functions can go wrong in the context of Paget’s disease. The first four panels of the comic explore the normal functioning of the cells with a building metaphor, showing their various roles in constructing and deconstructing bone. The house building and construction metaphor works well, as it mirrors the way that bones are built piece by piece.

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  1. This STEAM project was a series of comic slides. The objective of the piece was to further explore the four main cells that comprise bone tissue and their functions under normal conditions, as well as how those functions change due to Paget’s Disease. The project is well thought out and creative, explaining the content of each slide in this comic throughout the write-up. The comic slides use a depiction of a house as a metaphor to the construction and deconstruction of the cells in bone. The explanations of each slide and the roles of the cells are very detailed, and scientifically accurate. Looking at the project, it is clear that there was a lot of creative thinking, and research put into it. Facts stated are explained well step by step, and are scientifically correct. Listed sources are reliable.

    The comic was very creative, using a metaphoric depiction of a house to mirror the construction of bone, and the effect of Paget´s disease. The house was an excellent metaphor for bone, because of the fact that they are both constructed piece by piece. The different placement of elements of the house, such as the workers of interior, vs exterior matinence workors was well thought out, and represented external, and interior roles of the cells construction and upkeep. There was also a smart use of color with the cells of the first 3 slides being the same color, to represent that they had a shared origin. The comic slides changed from a representation of normal functions, to a chaotic depiction of the recking balls, Paget’s disease. The way that the information and facts were explained, but also visualized as art is awesome. I say 10/10 for creativity, and for factual information.

    Hannah Beeman

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