Questioning Strategies for STEM Challenges

Questioning Strategies for STEM Challenges

Do your kids give up easily when encountering a problem?

We get it. We've been there, both in parenting and as teachers. A kid stops trying when they get stuck on a task. They don’t want to work on it anymore. They just want the answer, or for you to do it for them.

It's our job as teachers and parents to help kids move forward when stuck and unlock the power of grit. After all, grit is a teachable skill.

We’ve found that a well-timed question can spark new thoughts in kids to develop perseverance through a tough task.

The following are some of our favorite questions to ask during each phase of the STEM process. You can grab a copy of these questions HERE and start supporting your students through difficult STEM challenges today!

Ask Phase Questions

Imagine Phase Questions

Plan Phase Questions

Create Phase Questions

Experiment Phase Questions

Improve Phase Questions

Reflection Questions

Imagine a classroom full of kids who can solve problems on their own, and think critically when working through lessons and STEM activities.


In your class, you can take students through any STEM activity in a deeper way with STEM Questioning Strategies. This resource offers suggested questions you can ask your students during each phase of the STEM process. It works well with any STEM activity you are already implementing. Grab the resource HERE!

For more STEM ideas, inspiration, and collaboration with other STEM teachers be sure to join our FREE Facebook group Elementary STEM Teachers Club!

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