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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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04 Exploring Soil Ecology

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 types of questions does Andrea ask the youth?

How does she show support as they are developing their explanations? 

What are the different ways Andrea is modeling the scientific process to youth? 

How would you help youth develop and expand explanations differently? What would you do the same?

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Watch the skill video

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05 Sharing and Explaining Findings

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 are some examples of how to support and encourage youth in a way that inspires excitement in STEM?

What examples did you see of questioning used to purposefully guide the youth during the process?

How did the youth use evidence to support their explanations?

Why do you think it is important for youth to explain what they are doing and how they are thinking about it?

How might you use the key actions (Encouragement, Questioning, Facilitation, Support and Modeling Processes) as you work with youth?