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Click2Science: Acoger el Aprendizaje Activo de STEM (Embracing Active STEM Learning)

Children and youth are born ready to explore. Many schools and out-of-school time (OST) programs now emphasize an inquiry-based style of learning. What does it take to support OST active STEM experiences? This module includes many hands-on program ideas, information on the emerging Maker Movement, and exercises that guide facilitators as they integrate active investigations into the curriculum. This is one of 20 STEM facilitation skills that help STEM click for school-age children and youth. (K2.10 C1) 2 hours

Lesson objectives

  • Describe the characteristics that make a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning experience active and engaging.
  • Identify personal teaching preferences and how they impact an adult’s ability to facilitate active STEM explorations.
  • Utilize math, geometry, spatial design, and use of materials skills to create a simple kite.
  • Identify one revision to make to a current STEM programming approach to make it more active—more hands-on/minds-on authentic inquiry.