Storylines start with an anchoring phenomena, like this one where they observe ants who have been infected with the cordyceps fungus (the “zombie”-like fungus that has inspired many pop culture stories)!
As students engage in the phenomena, they collect evidence. Here, they are examining the data about how far spores fall from the ant based on how high up on plants’ leaves they die, to understand how the fungus reproduces.
Students are then regularly asked to engage in argumentation from evidence to support their chosen claim. For example, why it’s beneficial for the fungus that the ant dies higher from the ground!
Balance interdependent relationships in ecosystems
Solve genetic mysteries, increase food yield, and breed drakons!
Assist in the community clinics mystries!
Learn how weather affects local areas, continents and the entire planet!
Research supports games as effective learning tools that power problem solving skills.
We use the practices you need to adopt as part of the NGSS: three-dimensional learning, sense-making with phenomena, and storylines!
Our approach is based on key research about strategies that sustain the STEM interest of girls and underrepresented minorities.
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Teacher Guides are available to help you know best practices for implementation. Includes suggested materials like using Summary Tables to track learning during a Storyline, and other in-class activities.View Sample Teacher Guide
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