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Watch the activity overview video

This video shows staff facilitating the activity featured in the skill video.
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As you watch the skill video below, think about these questions:

What do you notice about the interaction with staff and youth regarding their initial design? (0:59 -1:15)

How does staff encourage them to think about their design? (1:34 -1:40)

At this part, we see that their re-design did not keep the egg from breaking - what is the interaction here that affirms youth? (2:20)

What would you do differently to affirm youth during retesting?

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Watch the skill video

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

What elements of the engineering design process did you see modeled in this video?
During a design challenge, youth may have to redesign, if things don't go as planned.  How can you support and affirm youth during this process?

Professional Development Resources

Supporting Testing and Re-testing: Welcoming Change - Heavy Lifting

Using NASA's Heavy Lifting Rocket Activity, staff will focus on the role of observation, refining designs, and re-testing in the engineering process.
1 hour, 30 minutes
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Encouraging Youth With Testing and Re-testing - Heavy Lifting

Using NASA's Heavy Lifting Rocket Activity, staff will learn the importance of testing and re-testing and how to support youth during this process.
1 hour, 30 minutes
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