Helping Learners Develop and Expand Explanations

Helping Learners Develop and Expand Explanations

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Describe tools that support data collection in an OST program.
  • Identify specific strategies that encourage children to collect objective data and to think about and explain STEM experiences.
  • Experience the process of developing and expanding explanations during a STEM experience.
  • Write prompts that encourage a child to expand or refine an explanation of a STEM experience.
  • Describe steps a facilitator takes to support a child's inquiry as the child forms evidence-based explanations.
  • Describe facilitation strategies to challenge learners who are ready for more complex STEM experiences, and strategiesto support learners who are struggling to express STEM understanding.

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