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Making & tinkering

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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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Understanding Your Audience Needs

Watch and listen as Jean discusses the importance of understanding the needs of both your staff and youth when evaluating materials and resources for STEM learning. Pay close to attention to strategies she uses to set everyone up for success.

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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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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.