The more ownership and investment from students and teachers, the better a flipped class will run.

Two days in the life of a flipped classroom might run something like this:

Day 1 (Self-paced study time)

  1. Students watch assigned “homework” videos
  2. Students complete questions online and receive immediate feedback
  3. Students note any questions they have and come to their scheduled class

Day 2 (In class)

  1. Teachers spend a few minutes answering questions and clarifying misconceptions
  2. Students work on an activity, a worksheet of questions, a lab-based experiment, or an open inquiry question in small groups
  3. Teacher interacts with the small groups and provides specific as-needed guidance


meriSTEM Worksheets are written to extend students. Generally, they start with direct questions and gradually ramp up in difficulty.  The later, more complex questions are written to develop critical thinking, apply skills in different contexts, and combine knowledge from multiple areas.


meriSTEM shares ideas and resources for experiments and simulations.

Open questions

meriSTEM open questions are designed to engage students for an entire lesson. They help students learn how to think about real-world questions that aren’t clearly defined.  They draw a link between the science understandings and their impact on broader society.

Experienced flipping teachers find that explicitly introducing the flipped approach to students and parents gets the best results. This Teacher tips for intros to flipping infographic will give you some ideas.
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