Explore Science: Tips for leading hands-on activities

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    Explore Science: Tips for leading hands-on activities

These simple reference sheets offer basic tips for leading the hands-on activities in your toolkit. The "Tips for leading hands-on activities" sheet includes suggestions for engaging and encouraging visitors, as well as for handling difficult concepts and misconceptions. The "Tips for guest speakers" sheet will help content experts who may not have experience with audiences like those at your institution (whether volunteers or visitors). And the "Tips for interacting with young learners" sheet offers simple reminders and suggestions for interacting with participants who are between 0 and 5 years old.


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This material is based upon work supported by NASA under cooperative agreement award number NNX16AC67A. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

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The Science Museum of Minnesota


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