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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:

How does Richard use questions to encourage youth to think more deeply about circuits? 

When does Richard ask youth questions? 

What types of questions does Richard ask youth? 

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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 can you use purposeful questions to increase youth learning in your program?
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 comfort with asking purposeful questions during 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.