Click2Science: Sparking Interest in STEM

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. (K2.1 C2) 2 hours

Lesson objectives

  • 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.