Teacher and student resources posted for HS Chemical Energy and MS Sound

The teacher lessons guides and student activity sheets and netlogo model and related resources are now posted along with storyline and skeleton for HS Chemical Energy.

The first 2/3 of the teacher lessons guides and student activity sheets for the MS Sound unit are now posted along with storyline and skeleton for HS Chemical Energy.   The full set of both should be released within 3-4 weeks.

1.0 Field trials underway for the Middle School Sound Storyline and for the High School Evolution Storyline

A second round of pilots (beta version) of the Middle School Sound Storyline was completed in IL this winter.  A third round of pilots (1.0 field trials) has started in MI and another cohort of pilot teachers will be starting this pilot in IL as well in the coming weeks.  

A second round of pilots (beta version) of the HS Evolution Storyline was completed in KT and CO recently.  A third round of pilots (1.0 field trials) has started in MI and IL.

First Two Storylines now available

The site now includes our first two storylines to be featured. 

Why is our corn changing?: A second grade life sciences unit in which students' own questions about something surprising that is growing leads to investigations of structure and function and what plants need to grow.

Why do some things get colder (or hotter) when they react? A high school chemistry unit in which students' questions about temperature change leads to investigations of what "connects" atoms to each other anyway, and what happens when these connections are broken or formed?