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Watch the activity overview video

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29 Designing a Roller Coaster

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 did Stephanie connect youth to the designing of a roller coaster? 

What does Stephanie do and say here that connects youth to scientific process involved in the design challenge?

How can you tell that youth were using what they already knew about science learning to make decisions in their design? 

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Watch the skill video

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30 What Do I Know About Roller Coasters

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 ways that you would connect youth to what they already know about Roller Coasters to learning about scientific properties?
Juan Pazmino's picture
It connects the students individual experiences to the scientific process. It provides alearning enviroment that is equitable.
How is the reflecting and processing an important part of helping youth make the connection to STEM concepts?
Juan Pazmino's picture
Immediate reflection encourages students to continue to learn and promote a growth mid set.