STEM Career + Habits of Mind Synthesis Paper
9th - 12th
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I teach an Applied STEM course, and as one of my semester exam options, students can elect to write a paper on a STEM career. In their paper, they must describe the career and how it's a STEM career, and then they must explain how five of the 16 Habits of Mind (identified by Costa & Kallick) relate specifically to the career.
While I use this as an exam, it would be great to include in any STEM course at any time of year.
See the preview for a sample student paper--not a perfect one, but it was very well done.
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
Develop the topic with well-chosen, relevant, and sufficient facts, extended definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples appropriate to the audience’s knowledge of the topic.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.