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

How does Mr. Allen support youth in making predictions and testing their results? (1:16 - 1:32)

What does he say that reinforces youth to persist even when they might be wrong? (2:05 - 2:25)

Throughout the activity, how does he support the role of a scientist in observing, predicting and testing?

How would you support youth learning the importance of testing and re-testing their predictions when doing this activity?

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Watch the skill video

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Now that you've watched the video, reflect on what you saw and post your responses.

What strategies do you use in your program to encourage youth to re-test even if they don't feel like it? 

Professional Development Resources

Supporting Testing and Re-testing: Welcoming Change - Heavy Lifting

Using NASA's Heavy Lifting Rocket Activity, staff will focus on the role of observation, refining designs, and re-testing in the engineering process.
1 hour, 30 minutes
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Encouraging Youth With Testing and Re-testing - Heavy Lifting

Using NASA's Heavy Lifting Rocket Activity, staff will learn the importance of testing and re-testing and how to support youth during this process.
1 hour, 30 minutes
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