These lessons will help students understand how classroom lessons about technology, water quality and the hydrosphere, cell theory and plant respiration, microbiology, remote sensing, biological and geological evolution, and chemical processes are applicable to future careers.
The lessons address the following questions:
- Lesson 1: Which career paths involve the study of science?
- Lesson 2: How is technology defined?
- Lesson 3: How can water quality be improved by the actions of various professionals and by the personal choices of community members?
- Lesson 4: Why do plants need sunlight to carry on cell respiration and photosynthesis?
- Lesson 5: What are the physical and functional characteristics of bacteria?
- Lesson 6: How can satellite images be used to monitor the earth from space?
- Lesson 7: How does geological change influence biological evolution?
- Lesson 8: How do the properties of materials determine their uses?
- Lesson 9: What effect does salt have on the freezing point of water?
- Lesson 10: How can knowing the physical properties of a substance help to identify it?
|1. Areas of science||Various scientific disciplines||Defining science vocabulary|
|2. Technology||Various, including commercial and industrial designers, computer scientists, medical and clinical laboratory technologists, and aircraft engine manufacturers||Identifying technological artifacts|
|3. Understanding water quality and the hydrosphere||Storm water analysts, chemists, environmental consultants, and elected public officials||Career sorting activity, stewardship poster-making|
|4. Cell theory and plant respiration||Various, including botanists, foresters, and farmers||Plant respiration lab|
|5. Microbiology||Various health care professionals||Lab: Bacteria in the environment|
|6. Geological evolution and remote sensing||Various, including surveyors, cartographers, atmospheric scientists, civil engineers, and oceanographers||Satellite image analysis|
|7. Biological evolution||Various, including biological scientists, conservation scientists, elected officials, and environmental scientists||Species survival handout|
|8. Chemistry (elecroplating)||Chemists and metalworkers||Electroplating lab|
|9. Chemistry||Chemical engineers, environmental scientists, and hydrologists||Lab: Salt and the freezing point of water|
|10. Identifying unknown substances||Various, including forensic scientists||Lab: Physical properties|
- 5.1Career areas of science: Vocabulary
- 5.2Technological artifacts and the evolution of the student desk
- 5.3Maintaining safe water: Whose job is it?
- 5.4Cell theory and plant respiration
- 5.5Microbiology: Bacteria in our environment
- 5.6Learning about the earth through remote sensing
- 5.7Key deer: Evolution and species survival
- 5.8Electroplating: When is a penny worth less than one cent?
- 5.9Winter advisory: The effect of salt on the freezing point of water
- 5.10Forensic scientists: Identifying unknown substances