Teaching STEM

User Pathways

Click2Science User Pathways are designed to support personal learning and developing your skills in teaching STEM in out-of-school time programs.

Planning STEM Learning Experiences

Find strategies for selecting STEM activities, preparing yourself, gathering materials, setting up the space and managing the group.

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Basics of Teaching STEM

Learn the basics of STEM teaching – strategies for asking great questions, keeping groups focused and productive, making meaningful connections and assessing what was learned.

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Engaging Youth

Develop strategies for leading fun and engaging experiences – encouraging collaboration, connecting to prior experiences and giving youth control of their own learning.

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Building STEM Identites

Prepare young people for a STEM future – helping them use STEM practices, develop their identity and make their own connections to careers that use STEM.

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STEM Learning Activities

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Soda Straw Rockets

Build an air powered rocket and test how different factors affect the flight of your soda straw rocket.

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What Lives Under That Dead Tree

Use the scientific practices of ecologist to study the natural world around you. Look under a tree or rock and discover a whole new habitat.

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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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Elephant Toothpaste

Explore the catalytic action created by the combining of yeast, hydrogen
peroxide and dishwashing liquid by making elephant toothpaste.

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Building Leaders in Out-of-School Time

We create space for listening, for curiosity, for solutions to grow from the conversation. The function of a good leader is not to single-handedly tackle everything, but to produce more leaders, not more followers.

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4-H Eco-Bot Challenge

Build and test an autonomous robot, called an Eco-Bot, to clean up a simulated environmental spill.

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Water Filter

Practice using the engineering design process to design, build and test a water filter.

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Exploring Soil Ecology

Use STEM practices to investigate what different soil samples are comprised of. Learn how different types of soil are used in different ways.

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Wind Tunnel

Use the engineering design process to design, test, and redesign aerodynamic contraptions in a wind tunnel.

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