Youth explore hands-on museum exhibits to learn about force and motion and then apply their scientific knowledge as they engineer their own marble ramps.
Participants will do an idea walk in order to add more opportunities for youth to connect their prior knowledge to STEM activities.
Lynn presents a problem she’s observed and asks students to model their thinking.
Providing real-world application of the skills of an engineer is an important strategy when developing a STEM identity in youth. Watch and listen for the challenges youth are given to think deeper and try to solve problems using redesign.
Participants will demonstrate the importance of models when trying to answer questions, draw conclusions and develop solutions in engineering.