Animation is one of the modern technologies of the computer applications. It is playing an important role in our day to day life. The meaning of the word animation means to bring to life. It creates an illusion of movement.Animations are effective teaching tools in biology. It is designed to improve understanding of some of the main concepts taught in Modern Biology and Biochemistry.
Animation is possible because of a biological phenomenon known as persistence of vision. Objects that is seen by the people’s eye remains chemically mapped on the eye’s retina for a short time after viewing. Combined with human mind’s need to conceptually absolute a perceived action. Animation makes a visual impact.
Animation is a way for students to express their understanding of biological processes and for teachers to assess students’ understanding. Itreveals different levels of student learning and makes them think. It makes the students to take ownership of the learning and make them to understand the concepts and makes a mental picture in them. It helps to focus their learning. Animation is a component of online learning unit. Animations can definitely help any student to gain a better understanding of what biology is all about