Subject: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)

Lesson Length: 30 - 40 mins

Topic: STEM Components & Careers

Grade Level: 6, 7

Standards / Framework:

Brief Description: In this lesson, students will choose a future career that interests them and create a STEM comic.

Know Before You Start: Students should be familiar with the areas and aspects of STEM.

Comic 1

Comic 2

Hook: What is your favorite component of STEM and why? E.g., science, technology, engineering, math.

Activity:

  • Read and discuss the sample comic.

  • The teacher should point out that the comic does not feature a STEM career, but rather explains how STEM relates to the chosen career.

  • Students will create five-to-eight-panel comic discussing and explaining the following:

    • Their chosen career.

    • Why they want that career.

    • How STEM is related to the career.

Closure: Students will share their chosen career and how it is connected to STEM.

Differentiation:

  • Provide examples of STEM careers students can choose from.

  • Allow students to use the speech-to-text feature as needed. 

Provide sentence stems e.g., I want to be a ____. I want to be a ____ because ____. STEM relates to the career because ____.)

Resources:

  • Comic to print or display: Comic.

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