Sixth grade students at Echo Valley Elementary School in Salinas, CA participated in the Western Flyer Foundation Science Illustration Mentorship Program. In one lesson, students learned how to draw side-by-side comparisons of two subjects. Comparison is a basic tool used in scientific investigations to reveal patterns and collect data. Using words, pictures, and numbers to compare two subjects, like two types of leaves, can help students see subtle differences that they might otherwise overlook. In another lesson, students dissected flowers and learned about their anatomy as they illustrated their observations.