Using Questions for Many Purposes

Watch the activity overview video. This video shows staff facilitating an engineering design challenge to create a water filter.

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

  • How does Katie help the girls explain their thinking about how the materials will affect the success of their filter? (Listen at 0:33)
  • How does Katie encourage the girls to explain their observations about the materials they chose and their predictions about how each material will affect their filter? (Watch at 0:50, 1:00)
  • How does Katie encourage the girls to share and discuss? How do the girls react? (Watch at 1:10)
  • What would you do differently if you were facilitating this activity? What would you do the same?

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

Reply to a question below.

  • What did you see Katie doing in the video to encourage youth to explain their thinking, make predictions, observe or reflect?
  • How did Katie encourage the girls to predict and observe through questioning?
  • How did Katie‚Äôs non-verbal communication support her interaction with youth?
  • How would you facilitate this activity differently?
  • How can you take what you saw and apply it to your own work with children and youth?

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