The teachers that use the stories say that they use them as discussion pieces to accompany difficult-to-teach subjects, like cellular respiration. Some teachers use them as critical thinking exercises or have the students read different parts of them in class like a play. In short the teachers say that the vignettes increase relevance, enhance critical thinking, and promote reading across the curriculum.
Most teachers don’t use the entire collection but will pick and choose based on their needs. Some have used the entire cellular respiration series for their lectures. The feedback also suggests that these will become regular additions to the curriculum as well.