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

Lesson Length: 30 - 40 mins

Topic: STEM Components & Careers

Grade Level: 6, 7

Objective: Critical thinking

Standards :

STEM learning goals

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

STEM is Everywhere - Exemplar comic, panel 1 STEM is Everywhere - Exemplar comic, panel 2 STEM is Everywhere - Exemplar comic, panel 3 STEM is Everywhere - Exemplar comic, panel 4 STEM is Everywhere - Exemplar comic, panel 5 STEM is Everywhere - Exemplar comic, panel 6

Comic 2

STEM is Everywhere - Exemplar comic #2, panel 1

Hook: What is your favorite component of STEM and why? (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 5-8 frame 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 speech-to-text feature. 

Provide sentence stems (ex: I want to be a ____. I want to be a ____ because ____. STEM relates to the career because ____.).

 

Resources: Comic to print or display: Comic 1