Task: Link the video we watched in class and summarize what we learned - What is a Scientist? Directions: 1. Tap the add button. 2. Tap to add a caption to your entry. Your caption should include a description of who a scientist really is... - where they work. - what they wear. - what they look like. - what they actually do. 3. Tap the check to add to your journal.
Quick! Think of a scientist doing something scientific...the first thing that comes to mind... When middle school students are given this assignment, their responses are too often the stereotypical ideas discussed in this video. Let's break those stereotypes! If there is no overlap between how students see their future selves and how they picture a scientist, they are unlikely to aspire to become one. What is a Scientist?