Story.Earth

How do we transform our relationship
with planet Earth?

Dymaxion World Map

Evokes a sense of
beauty and awe.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Story.Earth brings together maps, globes and interactive simulations to make learning about our home planet more intuitive and accessible. We are developing a digital learning ecosystem that will feature a visualizations library, website hub, WebAR experiences, curriculum units, and teacher professional learning resources. These materials align with national curriculum standards, particularly the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

Globaïa

Story.Earth has assembled a unique, high-quality set of global and regional visualizations from its partners Globaïa, NASA, NOAA, and the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center. Our theory of change assumes that visual representations of complex spatial and temporal phenomena will enhance students’ understanding and retention of crosscutting scientific concepts such as Patterns, Cause and Effect, Structure and Function, Systems and Systems Models, Stability and Change, and Scale. All students deserve the opportunity to learn and apply the power of these concepts.

Protecting our planet is a moral imperative. We've moved from a small world on a big planet to a big world on a small planet.
— Johan Rockström,
Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
 

Geospatial visualizations and interactive models support the development of scientific practices such as asking questions, analyzing and interpreting data, and constructing explanations. Students use visualizations to formulate hypotheses, make predictions and evaluate the evidence to support their claims. These practices model the work of real scientists and prepare students for careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Fluid Earth