Vision: Better Teachers. Better Students. Better World through science literacy.

Mission:  To empower teachers by providing modules that bridge the gap between the theory and the practice of STEM education.

Headquarters of Why Science – 5 Science Park at Yale, New Haven CT

Why Science supports educators in creating long-lasting improvements in science learning for all students by providing modules that empower educators to teach STEM topics, science literacy and problem-solving skills aligned with NGSS, Common Core and state specific science standards in the K-12 classroom.  The critical need to improve methods of teaching STEM topics and produce a sustainable STEM workforce, continually informs and drives Why Science research and development. Why Science Modules produce efficiencies in way teachers teach and how students learn. Teachers and school administrators commonly refer to Why Science Modules as customizable classroom “playbooks.”



Dr. Yvonne A. Akpalu

Dr. Yvonne A. Kielhorn

Dr. Yvonne A. Kielhorn is founder  of Why Science. Dr. Kielhorn is a high school science teacher who has extensive Research & Development experience in Academia, Industry and Government spanning more than 20 years. Her scientific and leadership abilities have been recognized by multiple research, education and entrepreneurship awards.  She holds a Ph.D. in Polymer Science & Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (Amherst, MA) and a B. A. in Chemistry (High Honors) and Physics from Smith, College (Northampton, MA).

Our Team

Engage with our team of certified teachers, business professionals, engineers and scientists to increase teacher confidence and student achievement in science. We offer hands-on and minds-on workshops as well as consulting services for schools.  As consultants to your school, we assess your learning environment, and present a plan on how to design high achieving, dynamic STEM teaching and learning experiences. Our team will work closely with you to achieve all of your goals.

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