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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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22 Finding Out About DNA

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:

In what ways does Laura use the tools to spark interest in the activity?

What strategies do you see Laura use to spark and sustain interest in the activity? 

How do the youth respond to the activity? What do they do that shows you they are engaged in the activity? 

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

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Watch the skill video

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23 Using The Tools of a Scientist

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 does engaging youth in using the tools of a scientist spark interest in STEM?
What are strategies you use in your program to sustain interest in STEM?