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

What are Mariah and the students doing and saying that is real world, relevant learning that would help them view themselves as a STEM contributor? (Watch and listen 1:40 - 2:21)

Why would a model like this be important when developing a STEM identity? What are the different parts of this type of model? (Listen at 2:40 - 3:17)

When Mariah is talking about her role in the program, what about that is key to her future in STEM? (Listen at 4:04 - 4:45)


Watch the skill video


From STEM Clubs to Careers in Science

This is a video of a real afterschool program. These videos serve as discussion starters around a particular skill and are not examples of perfect practice.

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

What can you take away from this video about developing a STEM identity in your youth at your program?
What was Mariah's attitude about science? How did her attitude influence those around her?
For you, what is the most challenging part about giving youth control in STEM learning?