As much as girls benefit from collaborating on an engineering challenge, there’s always a risk of disagreement. This video clip from SciGirls: Turtle Mania shows the importance of ensuring that each team member can participate and communicate fairly. The girls all contribute aspects to their turtle basking platform design yet are equally free to challenge additions they feel don’t stack up to critical thinking. Though the discussion may get heated, their common goal brings about compromise until they reach a consensus on a trial design to build and test.
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