Subject: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)
Lesson Length: 30 - 40 mins
Topic: STEM Components & Careers; STEM Career
Grade Level: 4, 5
Brief Description: In this lesson, students will choose a STEM career that interests them.
Know Before You Start: Students should be familiar with the components of STEM; science, technology, engineering, math.
Hook: Read and discuss the comic about STEM careers.
- Do any of the careers in the comic look interesting?
- What are some other STEM careers?
Ask students to brainstorm a STEM related career that interests them.
As a class or with a partner, have students discuss how their chosen career relates to STEM.
Students will now create a four-to-six-panel comic including the following information:
The career that interests them.
How that career relates to STEM.
Skills that would be important to have for their chosen career.
Why they chose that career.
Closure: Have students share their comics with a partner who chose a career that relates to the same aspect of STEM; science, technology, engineering, math.
Assign students a specific STEM career as needed.
Provide sentence frames for student comic.
Allow students to use the speech-to-text feature as needed.