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Working Together

Participants will watch the Inspiring Youth in STEM Video-Based Learning Module and Conduct the Sink and Float activity to learn how roles can support youth to collaboratively build ideas and use materials.
Strategy: 
Supporting Youth Development Through STEM
Situation: 
Training (large group)
Length: 
60 minutes
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Using Science Practices

Participants will build a watershed to learn to engage youth with science investigations.
Strategy: 
Developing STEM Practices & Mindset
Situation: 
Training (large group)
Length: 
90 minutes
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Trying Out Questions

Participants will classify questions as open-ended and scientific and analyze facilitators' talk in When Youth are Struggling Video-Based Learning Module to learn how to ask youth meaningful questions.
Strategy: 
Developing STEM Practices & Mindset
Situation: 
Training (large group)
Length: 
85 minutes
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Teaming Up for Success

Participants will watch the Modeling Effective Collaboration Video-Based Learning Module and conduct the Okefenokee Engineering Challenge in order to understand how engineers collaborate.
Strategy: 
Supporting Youth Development Through STEM
Situation: 
Training (large group)
Length: 
50 minutes
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STEM Careers Rock!

Participants will use science roles during the Building for the Big One activity to learn to connect STEM careers to OST activities.
Strategy: 
Supporting Youth Development Through STEM
Situation: 
Training (large group)
Length: 
90 minutes
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