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Mayim Bialik's 'Flash Facts' Aims to Use Superheroes to Teach STEM

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The Flash and his fellow DC superheroes will help middle-grade readers understand science in a 2021 graphic novel release.

Finally, science will be taught at the high speed it's always deserved, thanks to next year's newly announced Flash Facts middle-grade anthology.

The latest addition to the publisher’s successful middle-grade line of graphic novels, Flash Facts — named after a trope in 1950s and ‘60s Flash comics where the writer or editor would inform the reader of the real-life science behind a story point — will be a collection of short stories featuring Barry Allen’s speedster alter ego as well as DC superhero friends including Green Lantern and Supergirl, focusing on how STEM lessons taught in school impact readers’ everyday lives. Among the questions answered will be how forensic scientists solve crimes, what’s at the bottom of the sea and why polar ice melts.

According to DC, the book will align with Next Generation Science Standards.

The book will be curated by actor, author and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory) and feature work from creators including Cecil Castellucci, Corinna Bechko, Vita Ayala, Dustin Hansen and Michael Northrop. Flash Facts is scheduled for release Feb. 2, 2021.

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