STELR STEM Career Awareness – A Day in the Life

Find out about the different STEM careers involved during a day in the life of a 7-year-old.

This short video and corresponding activity would be well suited to students looking to raise their STEM career awareness in years 2 – 10.

See below for suggestions on how to use this resource in the classroom and for downloadable teachers’ resources.

STELR aims to raise awareness of opportunities in technology-related careers in order to increase the number of students choosing science and engineering careers and to address the shortage of science and engineering graduates. One of the reasons that students do not choose to pursue these careers is that they often do not understand what the career entails. You can find more inspirational career profiles on their website at stelr.org.au.

Video length: 3:39 mins

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Topics:

Biological Sciences – Ecosystems, Lifecycles

Chemical Sciences – Mixtures and Separations, Chemical Reactions, Atoms, Solids/Liquids/Gases, Particle Models

Earth and Space Sciences – Renewable/non-renewable resources, Rocks, The Changing Earth

Physical Sciences – Forces, Energy

Additional – Careers, Maths, Technology, Engineering

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Interdependence and Ecosystems, Diversity and Evolution, Form and Function

Chemical Sciences – Properties of Matter, Change of Matter

Earth and Space Sciences – The Earth’s Surface

Physical Sciences – Forces and Motion, Energy

Years: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

How this could be used in a classroom setting:

The attached career activity worksheet can be used to help students evaluate the information provided in the career profiles available in the ATSE Series ‘Career Profiles in STEM‘.

Over 40 career profiles are available at the website, stelr.org.au, for use by teachers and students, with video profiles as well as written interviews for careers in engineering, renewable energy and related fields.

Below are results from a 2013 survey of schools undertaking the STELR program: