Texas PLTW | STEM Careers: Scavenger Hunt Activity

This page is a dedicated resource page to the participants of a workshop at the Texas Project Lead the Way Conference on February 25, 2013.

Workshop Abstract

Engineers and scientists make a world of difference and help shape our future! Careers in STEM are in demand and are a national imperative. Participants will embark on an exciting career scavenger hunt, and discover multiple pathways and opportunities in STEM. Participants will learn that STEM careers are essential to our health, happiness, and safety, and that STEM professionals make a world of difference and help shape our future. Through a collaborative and interactive exercise, participants will learn and practice using an excellent tool for counseling students in STEM careers. Participants will leave with a fun activity to engage students in their career exploration.

STEM Career Scavenger Hunt Activity

The purpose of this activity is to introduce students to two similar online tools for exploring careers. In addition, the activity creates an awareness of various pathways to STEM careers, and includes positive messaging that improves accessibility and attraction of these careers.

This activity includes three handouts: a web resource page, a STEM Career Search Matrix to get accustomed to the web resources and see the various pathways and opportunities, and a STEM Career Scavenger Hunt worksheet that focuses on the positive messaging. Internet connectivity is required, and preferably for each participating student.

Download the Activity 

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STEM Career Scavenger Hunt Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

Resource Page

Resource Page

STEM Career Search Matrix

Career Search Matrix

STEM Career Scavenger Hunt Worksheet

Worksheet

Additional Resources

Download the slides from the presentation.

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