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Watch the activity overview video. This video shows staff facilitating the activity, Designing for the Big One.

As you watch the skill video below, think about these questions:

  • How did the facilitator connect the engineering design challenge to a problem relevant to youth?
  • Why do you think the facilitator emphasized the engineering design process at the beginning of the activity?
  • How does the facilitator emphasize collaboration as key engineering practice?

Now that you’ve watched the video, reflect on what you saw and post your responses.

  • How did the staff keep youth engaged in the challenge?
  • What planning did the facilitator have to do to engage youth in an authentic engineering design challenge?
  • What key strategies will you take away from this video? ¬†What would you do differently?

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