I Can't Get It To Work!
Watch as Aaron, a master carpenter and volunteer, works with youth when challenged to design, build, test and re-test wooden cars. Take note of how he supports youth when they get frustrated. Listen as he infuses real-world skills into the activity, incorporating the practical application of basic design and construction skills that he uses daily in his work.
Research suggests: Frontline staff and volunteers provide youth with control and autonomy while continuously monitoring, supporting, and engaging. (Learning Science in Informal Environments) Youth benefit from opportunities to direct and manage their own learning. Adults help youth set realistic goals, encourage an inquiry approach and provide time and an appropriate environment for learning. (4-H Science Smart)