Developing STEM competencies through Inquiry Based Learning
4H Power of Wind Project3M Provided a Grant for a Multi State Power of Wind Project Youth DISCOVER how Turbines generate electricity through HANDS –ON EXPERIENCE
Wind Power Expertise Needed… The explosion of knowledge has made educators realize that they just can’t “know it all”; no one can… Effective teaching models today assume the approach of the “guide on the side” rather than the “sage on the stage”. Your job is not to “know it all” but rather to set up a good learning experience for kids.
Challenge: Generate Electricity
STEM COMPENCIES Ask Questions Use Tools Construct Predict Test Observe Measure Record Data Troubleshoot Compare Results Optimize Communicate
4H Power of Wind Training Ames Iowa 1/21/10 Dr. Mike Lindstrom Mike.email@example.com
INQUIRY BASED LEARNING Inquiry Learning = Discovery! In inquiry-based learning, youth build understanding through active exploration and questioning. The key to Inquiry Learning: YOUTH seek answers to questions rather than being given answers. ADULTS FACILITATE the learning process and not simply disseminate knowledge.
So what do we tell them? Any safety-related information (the “discovery method” is not the best way to learn safety) To reflect To try things To talk to others (including experts) Respond with a question when possible Provide hints if needed