STORYLINE/PHENOMENA

WHAT IS A STORYLINE AND PHENOMENA? (NGSS NEWS LETTER JULY 2016
Q: What is a Storyline and how can it help me write NGSS units?

A: The NGSS writers included some introductory material in each grade level or grade band set of standards to describe an overview of each of the three dimensions within the standards, and these overviews were titled "Storylines". For example, the introductory material for the standards arranged by DCIs is here

However, the term "storylines" is also used in another way in NGSS implementation. As described on the website nextgenstorylines.org, "a storyline is a coherent sequence of lessons, in which each step is driven by students' questions that arise from their interactions with phenomena." Thinking through storylines can be an effective way to begin developing learning sequences for the NGSS. 

This presentation by Brian Reiser et al gives more information about storylines.

STORYLINES

Next Generation Storylines.org ~ learn about storyline and see models of storylines.  In addition learn about the tools to help to write a lesson/unit using storylines.



  
RESOURCES TO FIND PHENOMENA

ER9 LIST OF PHENOMENA ~ Here is a list of phenomena that teachers of ER9 have found.  Please feel free to add to the list.


Phenomena for NGSS website with videos ~ This link takes you to a page with many unique phenomena. 

NBC LEARN K-12 ~ This site has many videos about scientific events that have happened and are happening.  

KIDS DISCOVER ~ This is a resource with many articles that could inspire a phenomena.

SCIENCE FRIDAY ~ This is a site with video about interesting,  and out of the ordinary science stories.

BRAINSON~ This is a link to a weekly pod cast that answers students questions about science topics.  It can help come up with a storyline or spark a phenomena. 

#PROJECTPHENOMENA DATABASE ~ This looks like a site with wonderful potential for locating PHENOMENA.  It still looks like it is being developed.




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