These lessons will help students understand how classroom lessons about mechanical physics, health science, and weather are applicable to future careers.
The lessons address the following questions:
- Lesson 1: Where can the curriculum you learn in 7th grade science take you in life?
- Lesson 2: Why is it possible to extract DNA from a strawberry and what can it tell scientists?
- Lesson 3: How do lung volume and capacity indicate your overall health?
- Lesson 4: How do bones and muscles work together?
- Lesson 5: How can people observe and record the weather without using instruments?
- Lesson 6: How can a skillful design result in a more efficient machine?
- Lesson 7: How does a catapult use simple machines to work? What simple machines do people use in their careers?
- Lesson 8: How do officials make the decisions required to prepare for, respond to, and recover from a hurricane?
- Lesson 9: How can you help your family understand how to prepare for a hurricane and mitigate possible damage?
- Lesson 10: What colleges and universities in North Carolina can launch you into a career in the sciences?
Lessons and relevant careers
|Science careers||Various, including CAD operator, climatologist, and counselor||Science career interest survey|
|Genetics||Forensic scientist||Strawberry DNA extraction|
|Respiration systems||Athletic trainer, fitness instructor||Lung capacity activity|
|Skeletal and muscular systems||Radiologist, recreational therapist||Bones and muscles activity|
|Weather variables||Meteorologist||Weather observation activity|
|Speed||NASCAR careers, mechanical engineer||Car-racing activity|
|Simple machines||Aviation, military, construction||Catapult-building activity|
|Hurricane watch/warning||Politician, fire chief, city planner||Emergency town meeting activity|
|Hurricane strength/forces||Home construction, engineer||Model design and construction activity|
|College science degrees||Various, including zoologist, therapist, electrician||College research activity|