WHAT ARE STORYLINES OF SCIENCE?
Sharing the Stories of Science: What Are Storylines
A storyline is a coherent sequence of lessons, in which each step is driven by students' questions that arise from their interactions with phenomena.
A student's goal should always be to explain a phenomenon or solve a problem. At each step, students make progress on the classroom's questions through science and engineering practices, to figure out a piece of a science idea.
Each piece they figure out adds to the developing explanation, model, or designed solution.
Each step may also generate questions that lead to the next step in the storyline. Together, what students figure out helps explain the unit's phenomena or solve the problems they have identified.
Storylines provide a coherent path toward building disciplinary core idea and crosscutting concepts, piece by piece, anchored in students' own questions.
RESOURCES RELATED TO SCIENCE STORYLINES
NSTA Next Gen Navigator: Teaching and Learning Through Storylines
NGSS Storylines: NGSS Storylines outline some examples of what students can learn in Science classrooms.
STEM for All Video Showcase: Science Storylines
Teaching Channel: A Snippet About NGSS Storylines