6.1.4 Give examples of employers who hire scientists, such as colleges and universities, businesses and industries, hospitals and many government agencies.
What do you know about Scientists?
Write down on a separate piece of paper what you think scientists do.
Ask yourself: “Are scientists found only in laboratories? Where else do they work?”
Think about places that are in your community and ask yourself if there are any scientists that work there.
Choose 2 of the following and investigate
State Forest or
Zoo or Aquarium
What do we do know?
Now, write a formal letter to the human resources department of the place of employment.
Start your letter off like:
~Explain that you are a student who attends [ insert school
name] and you are working on an assignment for science
What do we do know con’t
Ask for information about the types of scientists the operation hires and what kinds of scientists work there.
Ask for information about where scientists they hire might
work (e.g., in a laboratory, in an office, in the field, etc.).
Thank them for their time and help.
Conclusion of Investigation
Using one of the letters that was returned to you create a 3-5 slide Power Point presentation over employers who hire scientists, such as colleges and universities, businesses and industries, hospitals and many government agencies.
Connecting across the curriculum
6.6.1 :Sentence Structure: Use simple, compound, and complex sentences; use effective coordination and subordination of ideas, including both main ideas and supporting ideas in single sentences, to express complete thoughts.
6.5.3 Research Application: Write or deliver a research report that has been developed using a systematic research process (defines the topic, gathers information, determines credibility, reports findings) and that: • uses information from a variety of sources (books, technology, multimedia) and documents sources independently by using a consistent format for citations. • demonstrates that information that has been gathered has been summarized. • demonstrates that sources have been evaluated for accuracy, bias, and credibility. • organizes information by categorizing and sequencing, and demonstrates the distinction between one's own ideas from the ideas of others, and includes a bibliography (Works Cited).