The publications listed below have been produced by the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science.


Science Stories: Using Case Studies to Teach Critical Thinking, edited by Clyde Freeman Herreid, Nancy A. Schiller, and Ky F. Herreid, NSTA Press, 2012.

  • A compilation of case studies with questions and teaching notes that can be used to help develop STEM students' critical thinking skills.
  • The book is available for purchase through NSTA or from Amazon.

Start with a Story: The Case Study Method of Teaching College Science, edited by Clyde Freeman Herreid, . Originally published in 2006 by the National Science Teachers Association (Nsta); reprinted by the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science (NCCSTS) in 2013.

  • Start with a Story is a collection of 40+ essays that examine every aspect of the case study method. Included are numerous examples of case studies as well as strategies, tips, examples, ideas, and resources for applying the case method to the science classroom.
  • The NCCSTS has acquired the copyright for this work in print and is now reprinting this edition.  You can order a print copy using our online form
  • Please note: The order form above is for the print book. We do not hold the copyright for the electronic version; to purchase the e-book version of the book, go to the NSTA Press website.


The NCCSTS has produced two training videos on the case method and its use in science education.  These videotapes are available for purchase. For more information, including how to order them, see our training videos web pages.


Selected Articles by Clyde F. Herreid

Getting Started

Writing Cases

Teaching with Cases

Cases and Cooperative Learning

Grading Case Work