Real-World Application Of Skills

As you watch the video, think about these questions:

  • How does the engineer use inquiry to help youth work through their robot design?
  • How do the youth apply their knowledge to solving their problem?
  • What is the engineer doing here that helps build youth identity as someone who can do engineering?
  • How does the engineering help youth understand how failure is part of the engineering process?

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

  • How do you create opportunities for youth to apply their knowledge in solving engineering challenges?
  • What are strategies you use in your program to introduce youth to a diverse group of STEM role models?
  • In what ways does the engineer act as a positive role model and help youth see themselves as someone who could do engineering for a career?

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