Asking Purposeful Questions

Frontline staff and volunteers will utilize purposeful questioning and feedback to increase youth learning in STEM.


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Bring in Your Questions

Participants will sort questions to learn to use purposeful questions with youth.

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Determining the Best Questions

Participants will reflect on the questions they use and watch the Using Questions for Many Purposes Video-Based Learning Module to learn how to use questions to provoke STEM thinking.

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Developing Your Own Purposeful Questions

Participants will watch the Using Questions for Many Purposes Video-Based Learning Module and design a water filter to learn how to use questions and talk moves to deepen youths’ science thinking.

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Identifying One Thing

Participants will watch the Testing Explanations of Cause and Effect Video-Based Learning Module to learn to ask purposeful questions with youth.

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Paper Circuits

Use simple materials to construct working circuits and think critically about the flow of electricity.

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Water Filter

Practice using the engineering design process to design, build and test a water filter.

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Asking Purposeful Questions

This web lesson features interactive experiences, handouts, and videos that will nurture the ability to ask purposeful questions, enhancing a child’s STEM learning. It includes both basic and “stretch” information about intentional question techniques. You will learn strategies for developing STEM practices and mindsets in addition to the skill of asking purposeful questions

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