Supporting Documentation of STEM Learning
  • Strategy: Developing STEM Practices & Mindset
  • Skill: Supporting Documentation of STEM Learning
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Guide Type: Meeting

Developing Your Best Strategies

Participants choose the best of three documentation strategies for supporting the paperclip airplanes activity.


Hands-On Learning—20 minute

  • Paper Airplanes Activity

Conclusions—10 minutes


  • Airplane Folding Instructions and Paper Outline
  • Box of paper clips
  • Paper
  • Pencils, markers, or pens
  • Measuring tape
  • One copy for each participant of
    • Tally Chart for Paper Airplanes Activity
    • STEM Paper Airplanes Activity
    • Table for Airplane Activity
    • Types of Documentation to Use with Youth

Staff Development Guides are available as downloadable PDF files. Guides include everything needed to conduct the professional development session, including handouts and links to the video-based learning module and hands-on learning activities. Click the link below to download this guide.

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