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10 characteristics of scientists

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A compilation of key characteristics of scientists. Can be used in K-12 or informal setting to acquaint students to what scientists are like and the habits of mind scientists possess. The characteristics can actually be sorted in any particular order, however a key point is that each stands alone and together they make an individual that is suited for science as a field of work or study.

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10 characteristics of scientists

  1. 1. 10 CHARACTERISTICS OF SCIENTISTS jschmied©2015 What are some key qualities scientists have? by John Schmied
  2. 2. 10 CHARACTERISTICS OF SCIENTISTS 1) Passionate Learners about Science & Nature jschmied©2015
  3. 3. 10 CHARACTERISTICS OF SCIENTISTS 2) Self Motivated solution seekers jschmied©2015
  4. 4. 10 CHARACTERISTICS OF SCIENTISTS 3) Good Communicators jschmied©2015
  5. 5. 10 CHARACTERISTICS OF SCIENTISTS 4) Curious about Nature jschmied©2015
  6. 6. 10 CHARACTERISTICS OF SCIENTISTS 5) Creative Problem Solvers who think “out of the box” jschmied©2015
  7. 7. 10 CHARACTERISTICS OF SCIENTISTS 6) Risk takers who are willing to fail publicly. jschmied©2015
  8. 8. 10 CHARACTERISTICS OF SCIENTISTS 7) Persistent & Resilient Bounce back from failure jschmied©2015
  9. 9. 10 CHARACTERISTICS OF SCIENTISTS 8) Focused - Stick to-it-tive ness jschmied©2015
  10. 10. 10 CHARACTERISTICS OF SCIENTISTS 9) Open minded & Honest about data & results jschmied©2015
  11. 11. 10 CHARACTERISTICS OF SCIENTISTS 10) Analytical Logical, systematic, & methodical jschmied©2015
  12. 12. About the author: John Schmied has been a secondary science & environment teacher for 20 years and is involved in developing practical, yet innovative, hands on curriculum for teens. In addition he is a Chemical Hygiene Officer and an Environmental Educator who created, developed and manages a 6 acre Environmental Center at his school site. John’s presentations are viewed worldwide & have been in the top 5% of Slideshare for multiple years. John served as the Strategic planner for the Friends of the Hidden River a 501(C)(3) non profit. • Over the past 13 years Friends helped King County, WA design, fund, construct & develop the 14,800 sqft Brightwater Environmental Center in Woodinville WA. • John is the Director & a principal developer of the Ground to Sound STEM Environmental Challenge course, a locally popular cutting edge environmental program that merges, Science, Tech, Art, Multimedia and other disciplines with Leadership studies at the Center Prior to this period John served as a Coast Guard Officer, primarily involved in ice, navigation & search and rescue operations. His specialties are Ship handling, Diving and Oceanographic Operations. John can be contacted via Linked In.

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