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Learning To Fail

See how staff help youth learn from their failed attempts to build a grape smasher and help them revise and improve the designs.

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Keep Youth Interacting

STEM activities are engaging, interactive and hands on experiences for youth. But what happens when members of a group are not interacting? In this video, pay close attention to how the facilitators work with a group if members become disengaged. Listen to the supportive but firm voice of the adult, as she re-directs the group. Pay special attention to how staff listen, maintain a supportive attitude, and model effective collaboration skills.

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Linking My Experiences to Societal Needs

Watch as Gauri, the frontline staff member, helps the youth connect the activity to prior knowledge, experiences and societal needs and strategize how you might do this as well.

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Testing Explanations of Cause and Effect

Staff use purposeful questions to help youth build on what they know and dig deeper to develop their own understanding of cause and effect.

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Testing Predictions Using Models

Lynn presents a problem she’s observed and asks students to model their thinking.

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Developing an Active STEM Learning Environment

Participants will compare Glurch and Oobleck to learn how to engage youth in active learning.

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Using Models

Participants will demonstrate the importance of models when trying to answer questions and draw conclusions.