Tips for Sparking Interest in STEM
  • Engage interest by presenting a “what if” scenario – what if we added a paper clip to the nose of the paper airplane?
  • Start off your activity by modeling, challenging, questioning,  or demonstrating to engage students interest.
  • Use unusual words or the presentation of an odd concept to get students interested in the STEM activity.
  • Be excited about STEM! Your excitement and engagement will keep your youth interested in the STEM activity.
  • Give youth a challenge or a context for the STEM activity. For example, giving youth the role of inventors for a company making the strongest newspaper table to sell to consumers.