Careers in Science Project

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Grade Levels
4th - 6th
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Teach students about the different careers in science and STEM using this science careers project. Classroom posters and science texts will allow students to explore thirteen STEM and science professions. After reading, students will complete a "Help Wanted" poster project to demonstrate their knowledge of a chosen career in science. Print and digital Google Slides options are available. Use this activity as an end of the year science project as students connect their learning to different science careers.

Like this activity? Check out my scientists and inventors activities here.

⭐️⭐⭐️⭐️⭐️ "We used this to close out this year, and it was great for the students to match what they learned during the year with the different careers. There were some careers they wanted to learn more about." - Christina, 4th grade teacher.

Students will:

  • Learn about 13 careers in the science and STEM field
    • Archaeologist
    • Astronomer
    • Biochemist
    • Botanist
    • Climatologist
    • Ecologist
    • Forensic Scientist
    • Geologist
    • Marine Biologist
    • Neurologist
    • Oceanographer
    • Pharmacist
    • Speleologist

  • Create a Help Wanted sign based on their chosen career in science or STEM

This Careers in Science activity includes:

  • Sneak Peek into My Classroom: Instructions on how I use this activity in my classroom.
  • Digital links to Google Slides version of the activity
  • Vocabulary sheet
  • Four-page printable science reading
  • Student template for project
    • Specific templates for each of the listed careers
    • Blank template

  • Digital Google Slides version of the above work
  • Rubric to assess student work

How to use this science project in your classroom:

  • Introduction to science activity: Students are introduced to science and STEM careers that they can have in the future.
  • Celebrate Labor Day in your science classroom by focusing on science careers.
  • Career of the Month Bulletin Board: Highlight one career at a time on a classroom bulletin board to bring awareness to available jobs in science.
  • Sub plans: Great activity for sub plans - especially if needed for a few days.
  • Science center: Students can work on the activity as a science center
  • Research project: Students can study one of the careers to learn more about it and present it to their classmates.
  • End of the Year Science Project: Wrap up the school year by connecting learning to careers in science.

Teacher feedback:

  • My students liked seeing the different opportunities for Scientists. The definitions were helpful, and the pictures were upper elementary appropriate. Good reference materials for thinking like a Scientist. The best part of this resource was the Google Classroom storybook pages.
  • These are great! What a wonderful resource to include with my introductory What is Science? unit, and provide greater motivation for my students too. Thank you.
  • The posters are great and really give a broad range of STEM careers. I really enjoyed this because we talk about STEM in school quite often, but we don't really focus on the careers that students can pursue in STEM.
  • We used this to close out this year, and it was great for the students to match what they learned during the year with the different careers. There were some careers they wanted to learn more about.
  • I work with students with emotional and behavioral disabilities and am always looking for ways to keep them engaged and actively participating in the lessons. Thanks so much!

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Teaching Duration
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts.
Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; provide an accurate summary of the text distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6–8 texts and topics.
By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend science/technical texts in the grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.


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