Collaboration is an effective strategy to increase STEM learning especially when it happens during group work. Watch an experienced frontline staff member lead groups in the re-design process using group collaboration.
Youth look to you as an example of what they should do and how they should look at the world. Do you model scientific thinking and share your thought processes and reflections? Not sure how? Learn ways to model scientific and engineering processes in your daily work.
"I have always had a special enthusiasm for learning," said Mariah. "I loved lab days and could not wait to present reseach projects to the rest of my class." Listen as Mariah talks about the real world experience at the California Academy of Science and how she sees herself as someone who can be a contributor to STEM.
Teams work together to collaborate on a design for a structure that will float. When additional weight is added, teams go back to the drawing board to see if they can re-design their structure to hold more weight.