STEM Career Word Sort Activity

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Explore STEM careers, expand your students' vocabulary, and integrate the Common Core - all in 30 minutes!

This STEM Career Word Sort Activity is a simple yet powerful activity to practice the NGSS Science and Engineering Practice of Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information. In this 30 minute 5E lesson, students grades 5 to 9 will use the ONet website (or the Career In STEM premium alphabetical list page if you have access from a different TpT purchase - ideas below) to explore STEM careers. They will then work in small groups to synthesize and categorize careers. The activity concludes with a gallery walk, exit ticket reflection worksheet, and several extension ideas. Purchase includes 3 page EDITABLE WORD document lesson plan and student worksheet.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.
Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language of a court opinion differs from that of a newspaper).


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