Next Generation Storylines

Screen Shot 2016-04-05 at 5.37.19 PM.pngOVERVIEW: is a site where you can find tools and examples for building coherent “storylines” for teaching K-12 science lessons. Tradition science lessons have lacked a storyline. They have tended to be a wandering encounter of multiple topics where a students question of “Why are we learning this?” might be answered with “Because you need to know this in high school” or “Because it’s on the test”… you get the picture. The Next Generation Science Science Standards and A Framework for K-12 Science Education call for us to provide students with meaningful and engaging phenomena and problems that drive instruction. provides tools and resources for meeting this call.

At the site you will find:

  • Examples of elementary and high school storylines (middle school coming soon)
    • Graphic Organizers, Sample Lessons, Sample Student Sheets
  • Tools for designing storylines (coming soon)
  • Talks and Papers from key authors in this work

TARGET AUDIENCE: Curriculum Directors, Curriculum Writers, Teachers, Science Professional Development Providers, administrators, etc

PURPOSE: The site provides tools and examples of powerful science storylines and makes the case for why a coherent storyline is important to effective science teaching and learning.



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