Step
1

Watch the activity overview video

This video shows staff facilitating the activity featured in the skill video.
Step
2

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

What is the staff person doing? What is the youth doing? (Watch at 0:37)

What does the staff person say that models scientific learning? (Listen at 1:29)

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? (Watch and listen at 1:50 - 2:01)

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

Step
3

Watch the skill video

Step
4

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?