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Engineering Careers: Video-Based Career Exploration Lesson

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Career Girls Empowerment Lesson Video Series:
Engineering Careers (2:07 sec)

Do you like to turn ideas and dreams into reality? You should definitely consider a career in engineering! As you’ll learn from role models in this video, this field is anything but boring!

Role models working with cars, computers, spacecraft, the environment, and more show that engineering can open the door to all kinds of opportunities. If you're someone who likes to understand what's going on in people's minds, there is even a career that combines engineering and psychology!

Use the Resources here to discover what it really means to have a career in engineering and why the world needs more women engineers.

Empowerment Lesson Video:Watch this short video as a jumping-off point for in-depth learning experiences using the resources below.

Fun Page Activity:Can you be an engineer even if you're not sure math is your best subject? Learn what's true and what's not about the field of engineering.

Independent Learning Guide:Do you like puzzles or protecting the earth? There's an engineering career for you! Watch the "Engineering Careers" video, then use this guide to understand how some of your interests and skills connect with what engineers do. This all-purpose guide can also be used by educators, parents, and mentors as a jumping off point for digging deeper into engineering careers.

Classroom Lesson Plan: This step-by-step lesson plan is available to guide a more in-depth "before, during, and after" learning experience when viewing the video with students. This lesson plan is also suitable for use in after-school programs and other educational settings.

Marshmallow Structures:Use this Empowerment Activity to reinforce the corresponding video topic or theme and build teamwork and community within your Career Girls Club.

4-Wheel Balloon Car:Use this Empowerment Activity to reinforce the corresponding video topic or theme and build teamwork and community within your Career Girls Club.

Toothpick Bridge:Use this Empowerment Activity to reinforce the corresponding video topic or theme and build teamwork and community within your Career Girls Club.

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Engineering-Careers-Empowerment-Lesson-Classroom-Lesson-Plan.pdf

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Engineering-Careers-Lesson-Discussion-Guide.pdf

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Exploring-Engineering-Careers-Exploding-Myths-Fun-Page-Activity.pdf

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Empowerment Activity_ Marshmallow Structures .pdf

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Empowerment Activity_ 4 Wheel Balloon Car.pdf

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Empowerment Activity_ Toothpick Bridge.pdf

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Engineering Careers: Career Girls Empowerment Lesson
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Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

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