Intro to Pathology Career Exploration Medical STEM Challenge (distance learning)

Career In STEM
Grade Levels
8th - 12th, Homeschool
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87 pages
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What is pathology? What does it take to be a pathologist? The Intro to Pathology Career Exploration Challenge is a self-guided distance learning mini course for students to see a day in the life of a pathologist, understand what the career entails, and test drive the career through a wide variety of online and inquiry-based activities. The Challenge concludes with three medical case studies where students work like a real pathologist to solve patient mysteries! Delivered in interactive Google Slides and PDF formats including:

1. online pathology career exploration resources including virtual job shadow YouTube video, career information sheet in English and Spanish, and career focused 'test drive' activity

2. short quiz with answer key

3. similar pathology related careers presentation with links to additional online career exploration resources (all with virtual job shadow YouTube video, career information sheet in English and Spanish, and career focused 'test drive' activity) and student reflection [9 googleslides]

4. day in the life resources with reflection questions

5. super fun pathology subspecialty matching activity and reflection question to help students find the branch of pathology that is a perfect fit [36 googleslides]

6. 'pathology of a pathologist' presentation and reflection questions to help students understand the qualities needed in this career [7 googleslides]

7. printable Path to Becoming a Pathologist infographic (as a bonus print this out and use as a poster for the walls of your classroom!)

8. Pathology Case Studies Challenge with student-friendly directions, student analysis questions, links to helpful resources, answer key, and reflection questions

9. links to additional online resources to explore careers in pathology

This Challenge is provided as one cohesive Google Slides and PDF document with embedded links to corresponding online activities for easy uploading and sharing in your online classroom! All activities are designed to be completed independently, taking at least 5 hours for students to complete - a fun distance learning activity!

Supports NGSS MS-LS1-3, TEKS.SCI.8.2.A, TEKS.SCI.6.2.A, TEKS.SCI.7.12.C, TEKS.SCI.7.2.A.

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Total Pages
87 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 days
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Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells. Emphasis is on the conceptual understanding that cells form tissues and tissues form organs specialized for particular body functions. Examples could include the interaction of subsystems within a system and the normal functioning of those systems. Assessment does not include the mechanism of one body system independent of others. Assessment is limited to the circulatory, excretory, digestive, respiratory, muscular, and nervous systems.


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