To support Iowa teachers as they continue their implementation of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), IPTV has released two NGSS-aligned storylines. Each storyline is a coherent sequence of lessons anchored in engaging, question-provoking phenomena. Each lesson encourages students to use scientific practices to investigate, find answers and dig deeper into nature. Using high-quality media captured from around the state, these storylines immerse classrooms in environmental science stories and issues with lessons, activities and assessments aligned to the three dimensions of NGSS and to the middle school Iowa Science Standards. Developed by a team of veteran Iowa teachers, these storylines will provide Iowa middle school educators with authentic, rigorous, Iowa-based approaches for their science classrooms.

Visit the website to find out more about this new and engaging Iowa resource or explore the collection within PBS LearningMedia: