Explore Materials

Learn how engineers consider the properties of materials as they select those that are most appropriate for the task.

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Learning Blast: Explore Materials

Learn how engineers investigate and consider the properties and uses of materials to select those that are most appropriate for the task.

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Making Meaning from STEM Learning

To make STEM experiences meaningful, youth need to make the STEM learning personal. Staff use “provocations” and “plussing” to challenge youth to think of new ideas based on what they have discovered while creating an object that can fly out of a wind tunnel.

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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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Exploring Materials

Youth need to explore the properties of materials before they can create a contraption to float up and out of the wind tunnel.

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Check out the resources available for Consider Real World Problems.

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