Tips for Helping Learners Develop & Expand Explanations
  • Encourage youth to share their findings, ideas, and explanations after an experiment or testing a design.
  • Ask youth questions about their findings and explanations to help them evaluate their own ideas. Youth should not be criticizing each other’s ideas.
  • Be supportive and encouraging! Support youth’s ideas and explanations and encourage them as they work through the design and inquiry processes.