When Youth Are Struggling
When doing a challenging STEM project, there can be struggles. How do we keep from giving youth the answer as to what to do next? Using prompts that begin with “I wonder…” or “I notice…” before each question, the frontline staff build on what youth have done, and help them develop the next step through questions.
Research suggests: Frontline staff and volunteers ask open-ended questions throughout the activity and questions are related to the context. (STEM supplement to the Youth PQA)