Lead STEM teachers by doing their own experiments and posting themselves on YouTube during summer monthly PD sessions to experience first hand. Teachers overcome their experiment fear and do simple demonstrations with confidences. The videos may also be used as open ended videos on demonstration steps. Confidence is the number one priority for STEM teachers do hands on experiments inquiry demonstrations along with time dedicated to do by themselves. Teachers need to be encouraged by stipends, materials and experienced coach to make hands on STEM possible. We are all afraid to feel ashamed if things go wrong as well. Sick Science YouTube channel is a great example to copy the inquiry based hands on STEM to teacher training.
Idea No. 482