This short activity can be used at the beginning of the year as a ice breaker and goal setting lesson. Students brainstorm characteristics of a successful student and goals that they have for the school year. Then, the teacher has them close their eyes an envision a stereotypical scientist. The teacher asks a variety of questions to help guide the students in their visualizations. After students have had some time with their eyes closed, they write what they see and share with the class. Then, the teacher explains that not all scientists wear a lab coat and mix chemicals in a laboratory. Some of them work as engineers inventing, building, and designing things. Students will then sketch an image of themselves as a scientist and include qualities of a successful student and their goals for the year in their illustration. Students will complete a final draft sketch on an index card and these can be turned in, graded, and then displayed in the room.