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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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17 Creating a Simple Circuit

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 are three ways Richard models a positive science-related attitude to youth? 

What does Richard say here that encourages exploration and curiosity?

How is he promoting the engineering process with youth? 

How do youth respond to Richard throughout the activity?

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Watch the skill video

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21 Let There Be Light

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.

How are you a role model for youth in STEM?
Jeremy Griffus's picture
I feel that I'm a role model for youth in STEM because I bring a variety of engaging workshops to my students and encourage them to enjoy the activity and problem solve together.  Most importantly, I show the students that learning something new and trying something new can be fun and educational.
Sometimes, we may feel like we must have all the correct answers before we can do STEM with youth.  What does Richard do - or not do - that displays a comfortableness with engaging youth in STEM learning?
Jeremy Griffus's picture
When Richard is working with his students, he gets down to their level and "pretends" to have the same level of information as the students.  He encourages experimentation without identifying student comments as wrong or right.