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Why Choose STEM: Video-Based Career Exploration Lesson

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Subject English Language Arts — Language, Speaking and Listening, Writing, Science — Crosscutting Concepts, Earth and Space Science, Engineering, Technology, and Application of Science, Life Science, Physical Science, Physics, Science and Engineering Practices
Grade Level Grades 3-12
Resource Type Activity
Attributes Good for Parents
Standards Alignment
NGA Center/CCSSO
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Attribution Non-commercial NoDerivative

CC (BY-NC-ND)

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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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Why Choose STEM: Career Girls Empowerment Lesson
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Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
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.
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.
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.

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