Why Choose STEM: Video-Based Career Exploration Lesson

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Career Girls Empowerment Lesson Video Series:
Why Choose STEM (1:24 sec)

Why consider careers in STEM? This video has the answer, including that these exciting and rewarding careers are in demand and typically pay more.

Young people hearing about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) may wonder, “What is STEM, and what can I do with it?” This video helps answer those questions. Inspiring role models working in each of the STEM disciplines share why STEM-related careers are an excellent choice—including that these careers typically pay more and are more likely to last. Plus, STEM fields offer exciting and rewarding opportunities!

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

Fun Page Activity: You know that STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, but did you know that some of the coolest jobs around require a STEM degree?

Independent Learning Guide: Watch the "Why Choose STEM" video, then use this guide to take a closer look at what a career in STEM 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 STEM.

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.

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.

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