Developing a STEM Project
A great way to give youth a voice in the learning is to have them create a project based on their interests in STEM. Watch and listen as Kevin guides youth, from a week-long summer STEM program, as they create a capstone project based on their study of Australian animals. Notice these effective tools used to ensure success - scientific journals, group collaboration, time and space to work on their project.
Research suggests: Out-of-school STEM programs can provide young people the opportunity to develop and pursue STEM questions or ideas that have personal meaning over time (whether hours, days, or weeks) in ways that can encompass the full range of STEM practices—from problem to solution or from question to explanation. (Productive OST STEM Programs)