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Lesson Plans

Cool Science Careers

Created by : 
Center for Technology in Teaching and Learning, Rice University

Students explore careers in science through a series of interactive exercises. They can find their perfect career match in Professional Pathfinder or try out a career in Imagine Yourself. Facts and answers to common questions about science careers round out the series of games.

What’s In the Lesson Plan: 

  • Interactive games
  • Career interest survey
  • Ask a Scientist
  • Downloadable worksheets

Grade Level(s): 


Student Skills Targeted: 

  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Understanding of the educational requirements for various science-based careers
  • Understanding of the range of careers in science

Time / Duration: 

  • 1-2 class periods


  • Computer with Internet access per 1 or 2 students
  • Printer/copier for printable worksheets

Alignment with National Standards: 

  • National Science Education Standards
  • Benchmarks for Science Literacy
  • Technology Innovation and Learning Theory


  • English