Supporting Documentation of STEM Learning
  • Strategy: Developing STEM Practices & Mindset
  • Skill: Supporting Documentation of STEM Learning
  • Time: Length: 90 minutes
  • Guide Type: Training (large group)

Applying Strategies for Documenting STEM

Participants will document their learning with three activities: “Sink or Float,” “Paper Airplanes,” and “Amphibian/Fish Comparison”. They will also complete a self-reflection and set goals for their practice.


Collaborate to apply strategies used to support documentation of STEM concepts in multiple formats, particularly symbols, drawings, models, diagrams, charts, tables, text or non-verbal means.


Welcome—5 minutes

Introduction —15 minutes

  • Name tents
  • Self-Reflection

See the Skill in Action—15 minutes

  • Sharing and Explaining Findings video-based learning module

Hands-on Learning and Practice (3 stations)—40 minutes

  • Sink and Float
  • Paper Airplanes
  • Comparing Fish & Amphibians

Conclusion—15 minutes