In this study, the effect of animation technique on the learning of properties of electromagnetic waves (EMWs) for pre-service science teachers has been investigated. The research has been carried out for two weeks on 2(nd) grade pre-service science teachers. This study has been carried out with experimental and control groups consisted of 70 students in total. 35 students were randomly assigned to experimental group and control group respectively. The achievement test was given to both groups before and after the treatment. Significant difference has been found between the experimental group and control group (p<0.05). (c) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.