Welcome Tour

These web links will help you to find the information on this platform you are looking for. Moreover they will explain the structure of this website. To go back to this instructional page you can click on the picture “Guided Tour” in the upper right corner.


 

You can find information concerning the project in the upper part of the left menu.

> S@TM project > Partner
Here you can inform yourself about the partners involved in this project.

> S@TM project > General Bibliography
Central bibliographic references concerning the storytelling-method and about the history of science can be found in the General Bibliography.
 

The stories can be accessed in different ways:

> Stories > by topic
Accessing stories by topic provides you with a good overview about all the stories when you either have a general interest in the method or want to discuss interdisciplinary topics in your science lessons..

> Stories > by NOS-feature
You can choose this approach when you want to put the different key aspects of the Nature of Science in the center of your attention.

> Stories > by Subject area
You can differentiate the content of the stories by their traditional assignment to the subject areas biology, physics and chemistry.
 

For each of the stories there is a webpage with manifold materials

> Stories > by subject area > Biology > Sibylla and the Cocoons
Please take a look to a typical story-webpage. We have choosen “Sibylla and the Cocoons” as an example. You can reach the website by following one of these paths: Stories > by topic > Metamorphosis, Stories > by NOS-feature > Empirical evidence or Stories > by subject area > Biology.

Within this page you will find the whole story contained in a pdf-file below the first paragraph of the story. Moreover, you can access additional material such as Sibylla’s biography or the historical background which explains the historical setting and the social background of the story (Some historical backgrounds are belonging to more than one story. You can reach all of them by choosing the by-topic-path).
Below these files you can find a link to a video-file on YouTube. It shows how the story is adapted and narrated by a professional narrator, this can serve as an inspiration how a story could develop. Further down you can find educational resources containing suggestions for your science lessons. In some instances, you can find also videos about reconstructed experiments or simulations. If you have any questions concerning the content of the stories, you will find at the bottom of the page some historical resources. You can use these primary and secondary literature to work on more aspects related to the main story.  Finally, you can find a link which allows you to download the entire material (except the videos and simulations) for one story at once.

 

You can find interesting hints about how to tell a story on this platform as well.

> e-Course
In order to acquire the appropriate competences in storytelling, we advise you to follow the e-course for that purpose.

 

> Storytelling HOWTO
A particular part of this e-course can also be approached directly where you can find the information and hints how to tell a story.