Our Youth Story Contest meets many WA state standards.
Next Generation Science
(content, all entry categories)
LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships is Ecosystems (MS-LS 2-2)
LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning and Resilience (MS-LS 2-5)
LS4.D: Biodiversity and Humans (MS-LS 2-5)
ESS3.C: Human Impacts on Earth Systems (MS-ESS 3-3) (MS-ESS 3-4)
Common Core Mathematics
(particularly for graph entries)
6SP.A.1-3 Develop understanding of statistical variability
6SP.B.4-5 Summarize and describe distributions
7SP.A.1-2 Use random sampling to draw inferences about a population
7SP.B.3-4 Draw informal comparative inferences about two populations
7.SP.C.5-8 Investigate chance processes and develop, use and evaluate probability models
8.SP.A.1-4 Investigate patterns of association in bivariate data
Common Core English Language Arts
(poetry, but possibly film and graph)
WHST.6-8.1 Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content.
WHST.6-8.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization and style are appropriate to task, purpose and audience.
WHST.6-8.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas clearly and efficiently.
SL.6.4 Present claims and findings, sequencing ideas logically and using pertinent descriptions, facts and details to accentuate main ideas or themes; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume and clear pronunciation.
Environmental & Sustainability Standards
(content, all categories)
Standard 1: Ecological, Social and Economic Systems- students develop knowledge of the interconnections and interdependency of ecological, social and economic systems. They demonstrate understanding of how the health of these systems determines the sustainability of natural and human communities at local, regional, national and global levels.
Standard 2: The Natural and Build Environment- students engage in inquiry and systems thinking and use information gained through learning experiences in, about, and for the environment to understand the structure, components, and processes of natural and human-build environments.
Standard 3: Sustainability and Civic Responsibility- students develop and apply the knowledge, perspective, vision, skills and habits of mind necessary to make personal and collective decisions and take actions that promote sustainability.
Anchor Standard 5: Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation.
Anchor Standard 6: Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work.
Anchor Standard 10: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art
Anchor Standard 11: Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding.
Educational Technology Learning Standards
6. Creative Communicator- students communicate clearly and express themselves creatively for a variety of purposes using the platforms, tools, styles, formats and digital media appropriate to their goals.
6.b. Students create original works or responsibly repurpose other digital resources into new creative works.