• Strategy: Supporting Youth Development Through STEM
  • Skill: Connecting to Prior Knowledge & Experiences

Sparking Interest in STEM

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Explain how sparking interest can be a part of motivating and engaging children in STEM experiences.
  • Identify specific ways to foster interest, wonder, and excitement in STEM.
  • Incorporate specific sparking ideas into a curriculum plan to be used with current students and program.

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Out-of-school time leaders can have a unique impact on the science, technology, engineering, and math skills of school-age children. This lesson is one of 20 Click2Science lessons designed to help frontline staff facilitate STEM experiences. Through both basic and “stretch” experiences, handouts, and videos learners will gain new strategies for sparking children’s interests and maintaining their participation in STEM investigations.

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