Group activities don't always go as planned. You've probably noticed youth in groups struggling to cooperate. One child may participate very little while others take on too much. The ability to collaborate is an important skill but often challenging to promote. However, science and engineering projects offer key opportunities, according to this article by special education teacher, Sarah Kesty. By anticipating the unique abilities and needs of your youth, for example, you can help them develop social and emotional skills as they work together to solve problems, follow steps or build complex structures. Allowing students to have individualized roles in their group can help youth coordinate their goals and finish the project as a group. The article, published in Edutopia, offers step-by-step guidance for planning STEAM activities that strengthen social and emotional skills. Sarah is also the author of the children’s book  Everyone Has Something: Together We Can .