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Science Careers: Video-Based Career Exploration Lesson

Grade Level Grades 3-12
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Career Girls Empowerment Lesson Video Series:
Science Careers (1:26 sec)

Girls hear a lot about empowerment. What does this word mean to you? If science isn’t part of your definition, the role models in this video might make you reconsider!

Do you know that expression "knowledge is power?" Studying science empowers you. That’s the message shared by a Mars Rover Systems Engineer and other role models in this video. These role models help you understand how a career in science can empower you — including to be financially independent. There is no limit to what you can do with a career in science!

Use the Resources here to get to know what it means to have a career in science.

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

Fun Page Activity:Boost your knowledge of careers in science with an activity that matches career descriptions to the scientists in the video.

Independent Learning Guide: Watch the "Science Careers" video, then use this guide to take a closer look at what a career in science might mean for you. This all-purpose guide can also be used by educators, parents, and mentors to engage girls in a discussion that addresses misconceptions about science and helps them understand the powerful ways they can make a difference through science.

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.

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

Ocean in a Bottle: Use this Empowerment Activity to reinforce the corresponding video topic or theme and build teamwork and community within your Career Girls Club.

Standards

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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