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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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Overview 4: Fanning the Flames

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 does Gauri say at the beginning, and listen to her voice tone, that gives a sense of openness and encouragement to experimenting with designs? 

What happens here that models the engineering process of observation and sharing challenges? 

Listen as Gauri says "successfully boiled the water" (Keeping in mind that they are doing a re-design at this point, so they have had a chance to rebuild a stove that might have not been successful in the beginning). What specific ways can staff make sure to celebrate successes and failures? 

What did you notice specifically about the students during the redesign process? Did they seem engaged and eager to do the re-design? 

How would you facilitate this activity differently? What would you do the same?

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Watch the skill video

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03 Try and Try Again

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 did you see here that encouraged youth to test, redesign and optimize their ideas?
How would you help youth learn from their mistakes?  What strategies could you use to help them develop persistance and effort in retesting and redesign?

What did you like about the way the frontine staff supported youth?  What would you have done differently?  
What would you have done differently to encourage youth to feel comfortable about re-testing their stove design?