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Prepping for Learning

Participants will experience a poorly facilitated STEM activity and develop a list of considerations to make when planning for STEM learning.
Strategy: 
Preparing for Success in STEM
Situation: 
Training (large group)
Length: 
60 minutes
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Using Models

Participants will demonstrate the importance of models when trying to answer questions and draw conclusions.
Strategy: 
Developing STEM Practices & Mindset
Situation: 
Training (large group)
Length: 
85 minutes
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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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