Observe and describe that scientific
investigations generally work the same
way in different places.
Collage: a creative work, made of
various materials, and glued onto a
The image of science that most students think of
when asked to describe a scientist portrays a
bearded man, wearing a white lab coat, working
alone in a laboratory. Although, this image is far from
the truth!! Science involves many different types of
men AND women, pursuing different sciences, and
working in different places. Some scientists use
huge instruments, while others use only notebooks
and pencils. Most importantly, performing science
involves more than “scientists,” and there are many
different occupations that are part of the scientific
Describe the “science” behind each of
the following pictures:
Look at the magazines provided for
pictures that are related to science
Cut out the pictures and paste them onto
a blank piece of paper
Create a title for your collage
Why did you select the pictures you
Look at the other collages. Compare
your selections with those of the other
What does your selection say about how
you think of science?
Draw a Scientist
Create a mental picture of what you think
a scientist looks like.
Draw a picture of that scientist at work.
Did you draw a male or female scientist?
Describe the setting in which your
scientist is working.
What kind of work is he or she doing?
Compare your pictures with those of the
other students. Were the pictures similar
Read a few of the print-outs about
diverse scientists around the world.
After reading, decide whether what you
have read has changed your thinking
about what a scientist looks like.
SCIENCE in the News!!
Examine the newspapers provided and
look for stories that are related to
These stories could be about health,
medicine, new technology, weather, or
space exploration, to name a few.
Select 3 different stories to share.
Why did you select the articles you
How easy was it to find stories about
Which science or health topics were
easiest to find? Which were hardest?
Are any science experts quoted in the
story? If so, what did they say?
Write a paragraph supporting the
“Doing science involves many different
kinds of work and engages men and
women of all ages and backgrounds.”