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  • NSTA Web Seminar:From Astrobiology to Zoology: Igniting Students Interests in Science CareersLIVE INTERACTIVE LEARNING @ YOUR DESKTOPThursday, October 25, 2007Dr. Karen Flammer, Sally Ride Science

  • Encouraging interest in science has never been more importantIn the 4th grade, two thirds of boys and girls like science.

    Too many students do not knowwhat scientists do or who they are.

    Many students do not see the relevance of science, or connect it to the real world.

  • Encouraging interest in science has never been more importantScience plays a greater role in our lives than ever before.

    Students who have a solid background in science are prepared for a wide variety of opportunities.

    Science improves and grows only through the contributions ofdiverse perspectives.

  • Of the 20 fastest growing professions, 17 are health- and science-related

    Is this statement TRUE or FALSE?

  • What does a scientist look like?

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  • By Nicole W.Stephanie C. What does a scientist look like?

  • By Maddy B. By Serena M.What does a scientist look like?

  • By Sarah G-H.By Taylor J.What does a scientist look like?

  • By Caroline S.What does a scientist look like?

  • Young people have an image of scientists as eccentric old men with wild hair, smoking cigars, deep in thought, alone. Basically, they think of Einstein.

    We need to change that image and give our children a much richer, nuanced view of who scientists are, what scientists do, and how they work.

    Jacqueline Eccles, 2005What does a scientist look like?

  • Sally Ride Science http://sallyridescience.com

  • Who could they be drawing?Susan Solomonatmospheric chemist led the team thatdiscovered the ozone hole

    Oksana Wallcivil engineer designs amusement rides

  • How do we get students from

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  • all kinds of careers all levels of education (2-year to Ph.D.) combine interests (art and biology)

  • all kinds of careers all levels of education (2-year to Ph.D.) combine interests (art and biology)

    all walks of life many paths interesting, vibrant, normal people

  • all kinds of careers all levels of education (2-year to Ph.D.) combine interests (art and biology)

    all walks of life many paths interesting, vibrant, normal people

    interests strengths values dreams

  • all kinds of careers all levels of education (2-year to Ph.D.) combine interests (art and biology)

    all walks of life many paths interesting, vibrant, normal people

    interests strengths values dreams whats your goal? what classes prepare you? what college major matches your goal?

  • Know yourselfWhat can educators do?

    Help students match their interests to careers

    Help students get to know themselves betterStrengthsValuesInterestsDreams

  • What are you like? Attitude Personal Style Social Style Work Habits

  • What are you like? Attitude

    PositiveDoerStraight forwardOpen mindedRealisticImaginativeNon-judgmentalNever give up

  • What are you like? Personal Style

    AssertiveMotivatedEnergeticIndependentResponsiblePerseveringFlexibleCalm

  • What are you like? Social Style

    HumorousTactfulAdventurousEnthusiasticCooperativeCompetitiveFairCaring

  • What are you like? Work Habits

    EfficientDependableResourcefulDetail orientedTake initiativeDecisiveRisk taking

  • How do you like to work?on a teamby yourself, or one-on-one

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  • reading, analyzing information, mostly on a computerbrainstorming or analyzing with peopleHow do you like to work?

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  • practical, concrete problemscomplex, theoretical onesHow do you like to work?

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  • short-term assignmentslong-term projectsHow do you like to work?

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  • play it safetake risksHow do you like to work?

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  • Map out your future

    What can educators do?

    Guide students as they think about their goals and map out their paths classesextracurricular activitiescollege majors

  • Map out your future

  • 4 kids named after the BeatlesSaw Saturn through a telescopeLoved science; played the guitarPhysics and Astronomy; studied Saturns ringsSpace Science InstituteExample: Carolyn Porco

  • What about you?

  • It is important to help students--particularly girls--feel like they belong in science and help them connect to the scientific community.

    Sally Ride

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