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Who is a STEM professional? Who is a scientist? Who is an engineer?
Everyone knows that engineers are nerdy guys with glasses and scientists always have crazy hair! Help students break down the stereotypes around STEM careers by showing them that anyone, including them, can be an engineer or scientist!
The game and activities in this packet will uncover your students’ misconceptions and highlight real living scientists and engineers that might not fit their stereotypes. Printed and digital versions provided!
The product includes:
- "Am I Scientist Or Engineer?" Game on editable Google Slides with 18 professionals featured
- Draw a scientist and engineer activity
- Research a scientist and engineer activity
- Digital & printed handouts
- Reflection questions to discuss stereotypes around STEM
- Extension resources
The recommended activity sequence for upper elementary and middle school:
- Activity 1 - Uncover stereotypes: Students will first draw what they think a STEM professional looks like and describe common characteristics.
- Am I a Scientist or Engineering Game: An editable slideshow for teachers to have students guess if each person pictured is a scientist, engineer, or neither.
- Activity 2 - Research & Reflect: Students research a scientist and engineer and reflect on whether physical traits can determine a STEM professional.
Version for PreK - 3rd grade: An alternative version is provided where students draw what they think a scientist and engineer looks like. Teachers then place a photo of the student under "what a scientist and engineer actually look like!" Perfect for a STEM bulletin board!
Looking for more STEM lessons? Find the Vivify resource guide here: bit.ly/VivifyResourceGuide
About STEM Challenges: Click here to learn more about the 3 Stages of STEM. STEM challenges are an engaging way to incorporate the engineering design process into your classroom or afterschool program! These hands-on activities allow students to work in teams, apply the engineering design process, and connect science topics to real-world applications. The teacher will provide the structure to the project, but students will take an active role in designing and building their own device.
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