Asking Purposeful Questions

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


Resources

What Do You See?

Participants will observe questioning in the When Youth Are Struggling Video-Based Learning Module to learn to ask purposeful questions.

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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.

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Show Me the Filter

Participants will observe questioning in the Let there be Light! Video-Based Learning Module and the water filter activity to learn to ask purposeful questions.

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Reflecting on My Practice

Participants will watch the When Youth Are Struggling Video-Based Learning Module to learn to ask purposeful questions with youth.

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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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