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6th Grade Indicator

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6th Grade Indicator

  1. 2. Standard <ul><li> 6.1.4 Give examples of employers who hire scientists, such as colleges and universities, businesses and industries, hospitals and many government agencies. </li></ul>
  2. 3. What do you know about Scientists? <ul><li>Write down on a separate piece of paper what you think scientists do. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask yourself: “Are scientists found only in laboratories? Where else do they work?” </li></ul><ul><li>Think about places that are in your community and ask yourself if there are any scientists that work there. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Choose 2 of the following and investigate <ul><li>Hospital Factory </li></ul><ul><li>Department </li></ul><ul><li>of Natural </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Power Plant </li></ul><ul><li>Mayor’s </li></ul><ul><li>or County </li></ul><ul><li>Commissioner’s </li></ul><ul><li>Office </li></ul><ul><li>College/University </li></ul><ul><li>School Museum </li></ul><ul><li>Observatory </li></ul><ul><li>State Forest or </li></ul><ul><li>Nature Preserve </li></ul><ul><li>Farm </li></ul><ul><li>Zoo or Aquarium </li></ul><ul><li>Military Base </li></ul><ul><li>Morgue </li></ul><ul><li>Fish Hatchery </li></ul><ul><li>Pest Control </li></ul><ul><li>Companies </li></ul><ul><li>Construction </li></ul><ul><li>Company </li></ul><ul><li>Water </li></ul><ul><li>Treatment/Sewage Plant </li></ul><ul><li>Airport </li></ul><ul><li>Blood Bank </li></ul>
  4. 5. What do we do know? <ul><li>Now, write a formal letter to the human resources department of the place of employment. </li></ul><ul><li>Start your letter off like: </li></ul><ul><li>~Explain that you are a student who attends [ insert school </li></ul><ul><li>name] and you are working on an assignment for science </li></ul><ul><li>class. </li></ul>
  5. 6. What do we do know con’t <ul><li>Ask for information about the types of scientists the operation hires and what kinds of scientists work there. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask for information about where scientists they hire might </li></ul><ul><li>work (e.g., in a laboratory, in an office, in the field, etc.). </li></ul><ul><li>Thank them for their time and help. </li></ul>
  6. 7. Conclusion of Investigation <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Connecting across the curriculum <ul><ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>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). </li></ul></ul></ul>

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