Science Careers Project Description

Goals:
  1. Make a 1950 - 2050 timeline of issues, tools, and people in your profession.
  2. Make an educational plan for getting started in your profession.
  3. Write your retirement speech indicating what goals you achieved during your career.
  4. Shadow at least one professional in your line of work and interview two.
  5. Keep a journal of your experiences.
Resources:
  1. Interviews (at least 2 professional in your area)
  2. Field trip (to at least 1 work site for your area)
Schedule:
Week 1
  1. Find your area's professional organization.
  2. Make contact with people to interview and schedule.
  3. Figure out where you would like to take your field trip and schedule it.

Weeks 2 & 3
  1. Come up with the question you want to ask and turn it in to the green folder.  (See Grading Rubric #4 for more information.)
  2. Research the time line.
  3. Read the journal from this month for the professional association of your area.  If you can't get your hands on a journal, print out and read four articles.  Write a summary and your thoughts on each one.
  4. Write questions for your interviews.
  5. Go on field trips and interviews. Take pictures and blog about these experiences.

Weeks 4 & 5
  1. Gather college catalogs, both under grad and graduate, from at least one in-state and one out of state school.  Turn them in to Mr. Falk so he can check out what you found.
  2. Produce you timeline.  You could make a poster or try online timeline software.
  3. Produce your speech.
  4. Produce your plan.