Students will complete an activity from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics website. "Choosing a Career" encourages students to research careers among the 580+ careers listed in the Occupational Outlook Handbook. After conducting research, students will interview someone working in that career field and create a written report on what they have learned. If time permits, students may present their findings to the class.
This is a lesson to help enforce the ideas of teamwork and deductive reasoning in school and in the workplace. Students will work together to figure out what a picture that has been cut into peices is without having all the peices. Students will use teamwork and deductive reasoning to try to figure it out.
As middle school students begin weighing their future career options, engineering may be one that they consider. This lesson plan allows those students to look at the four main types of engineering as well as some of the subgroups. Students will research what each type of engineer does then narrow the focus to a type of engineering that interests them most. They will explore engineering job opportunities in Ohio in the engineering field of their choice. All of the information they discover will be documented in a presentation that can be shared with others.
Who are the People in your Neighborhood? Help young students practice their research and presentation skills with this fun, hands-on community helper research and presentation project.