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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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Overview 8: Balloon Rockets

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

What is the staff person doing? What is the youth doing? 

What does the staff person say that models scientific learning? 

How does the adult frame the questions to encourage youth to dig deeper in their thinking? What does the youth do that helps process the learning? 

How would you facilitate this activity differently? What would you do the same?

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Watch the skill video

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06 Encouraging Youth to Communicate Ideas

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

What types of questions did the staff members use to help youth develop explanations?

How do the staff support youth's ideas and explanations?

How can you use questions to help youth think about why and how something happens during STEM activities?

How would you facilitate this activity differently? What are similar strategies you might use?