Tips for Asking Purposeful Questions
  • Have a handful of go-to open ended questions to ask during STEM activities if you can’t come up with a question. For example, what do you think will happen when….?
  • Ask questions that start with What, How, or Why. Try to avoid asking yes-no questions.
  • Questions should help youth explain their thinking, make predictions, observe, and reflect.
  • Practice the STEM activity and write down questions that you think of as you do the activity.