Use this Flipgrid activity to guide students through a reflection about how they can leverage their identity as an asset as scientists and engineers.
This activity supports the development of the following social-emotional skills: self-awareness, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making.
Ask students to respond to the Flipgrid topic below about how their identity - their culture, experiences, values, and interests - is a strength they can use as problem-solvers. To complete this activity, students will first watch videos of other scientists and engineers who draw upon their identity to help them create impactful technology, and then students will reflect on their own unique identity and strengths.
After, prompt students to think about why it is important to include different perspectives when trying to solve a problem. Why is it important to foster diversity in science and technology? What are actions that students can take to make their spaces more welcoming and inclusive of others?
Guide students through a post-activity reflection by asking the following questions: