The STEM Classroom
The Poly & Mer e-platform stands apart from other learning technologies because it was developed with specific educational needs for hands-on & minds-on teaching and learning of STEM.
Inquiry Driven Learning
Our learning framework, curriculum, instructional and assessment tools are structured so all learning activities (e.g., thinking, reading, writing, speaking, listening, research & development) occur as an inquiry process. When learning occurs as an inquiry process students
“identify their assumptions, use critical and logical thinking, and consider alternative explanations. In this way, students actively develop their understanding of science by combining scientific knowledge with reasoning and thinking skills.”
– National Science Education Standards 1996
Meet Poly & Mer Your Virtual STEM Guides
Poly & Mer are fun animated characters represent what we might consider “holistic STEM parents/instructors” and their role within teaching & learning is multi-faceted. Poly & Mer
- Help make STEM learning fun and engaging in your classroom.
- Help manage flipped classroom instructional flow to enable educators to focus on higher level teaching activities.
- Provide students with ongoing prompts
Power STEM Learning with Our Modules
Our learning modules provide teachers with a comprehensive STEM learning framework that empowers educators with a wide array of modern teaching tools and techniques, including a detailed primer of how to utilize flipped classroom techniques both broadly and specifically within each of our learning modules.
At Why Science we understand that time is scarce resource for teachers, and flexibility to customize resources is paramount to empowering teachers in the classroom. A core feature of the Poly & Mer learning software is that can be customized to meet the specific blended learning needs for instruction. Why Science will work with you to find blended technology solutions that empower you to do what you do best – Teach.
All data that resides on your Poly & Mer installation – is 100% secure, belongs 100% to you, and cannot inadvertently be made public.
“Why Science is an innovative and engaging way to deliver both 21st century(iSTEM) lessons and assessments. It’s ability to tackle the Common Core in a systematic yet customizable platform is second to none. Whether your interested in learning outcomes re:Gamification via Sandbox games such as Minecraft, or Digital Media outlets, the flexibility and integration of this software will bring them to life. Teacher friendly and student engaging makes Why Science suitable for any 21st century classroom.”
– Louis Rossi, Green Township, NJ