Power up STEM learning in your classroom with Poly & Mer! Use the Why Science® Learning ModulesTM to teach 1) scientific and engineering practices, 2) crosscutting concepts, and 3) core disciplinary content simultaneously. Teachers, use the Why Science® technology to create and customize modules with your own content.
Rice is Life: In “Rice is Life” you will explore the science and math of growing rice with 40 standards-based activities and experiments to increase scientific problem solving skills. Featured books include but not limited to “Rice is Life” by Rita Golden Gelman, “Rice” by Louise Spilsbury and “Black Rice: The African Origins of Rice Cultivation in the Americas” by Dr. Judith A. Carney. Also features science activities from the National Science Teachers Association Picture Perfect Science, Expanded 2nd Edition. Use this learning module to increase understanding of the cyclic nature of ecosystems.Target Audiences: Grades 3-5 & 6-8.
What Makes Plastics Different?: In “What Makes Plastics Different?” you will explore the diversity of matter with 40 standards-based activities and experiments to increase scientific problem solving skills. You will explore the nature of the building blocks of materials by making some “cool” molecules and polymers! Featured picture books include”The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Know Atom in the Universe” by Theodore Gray. Use this learning module to increase performance in Matter and its Interactions. Target Audience: Grades 6 – 8.
Mathematics 2.0: In “Mathematics 2.0” you will learn quantitative problem solving approaches used in the physical sciences. You will understand how to use and apply what you have learned to solve model physics, chemistry and engineering problems. You will then test your newly developed problem solving skills with state, national and international standardized tests. Target Audience: Grades 6 – 8 & 9-12.