Preparing STEM Learning Opportunities

Frontline staff and volunteers will prepare high-quality STEM activities for youth.


Resources

STEM Starts in the Kitchen

Helping in the kitchen can allow children to practice fine motor skills, critical thinking skills, and even reading skills, but something that is not always seen is that cooking might be their first introduction to STEM. 

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Creating a To-Do List

Participants will create a detailed lesson plan to learn to prepare for STEM learning.

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Getting Comfortable Selecting STEM Activities

Participants will reflect on their management of materials to learn to better prepare for STEM learning.

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How Do I Know if it is a Good STEM Activity?

Participants will evaluate Wonderful Junk in order to prepare high-quality STEM learning opportunities.

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Identifying a STEM Learning Goal

Participants will evaluate common STEM activities in order to prepare high-quality STEM learning opportunities.

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Our Perception of STEM

Participants will engage in the egg drop challenge to learn to plan and rate STEM learning opportunities on their quality.

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Prepare and Plan

Participants will prepare materials and contingency plans for common STEM activities in order to prepare high-quality STEM learning opportunities.

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Prepare to Say “It’s STEM”

Participants will engage in the straw rocket challenge to learn to prepare and plan STEM learning opportunities.

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Developing Focus Questions

Participants will watch the Using a Focus Question Video-Based Learning Module and develop a focus question for an activity they plan to facilitate.

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