the Science Buddies
the Science Buddies
This web page lets students browse more than 100 science and engineering careers to discover what scientists really do and what it takes to prepare for these careers. Each career profile provides basic information such as salary, job outlook, nature of the work, and degree requirements. Also included are videos featuring interviews with real scientists or on-the-job profiles.
The Science Buddies website aims to promote deep understanding of scientific research in the K-12 classroom and through informal education.
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Career preparation, Practice of Science, STEM careers, engineering careers, science career videos, science careers, scientist profiles
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September 18, 2013
by Caroline Hall
August 12, 2016
by Lyle Barbato
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September 2, 2011
AAAS Benchmark Alignments (2008 Version)
1. The Nature of Science
1B. Scientific Inquiry
3-5: 1B/E1. Scientific investigations may take many different forms, including observing what things are like or what is happening somewhere, collecting specimens for analysis, and doing experiments.
1C. The Scientific Enterprise
3-5: 1C/E1. Science is an adventure that people everywhere can take part in, as they have for many centuries.
3-5: 1C/E3. Doing science involves many different kinds of work and engages men and women of all ages and backgrounds.
6-8: 1C/M4. Scientists are employed by colleges and universities, business and industry, hospitals, and many government agencies. Their places of work include offices, classrooms, laboratories, farms, factories, and natural field settings ranging from space to the ocean floor.
6-8: 1C/M9. Scientists are linked to other scientists worldwide both personally and through international scientific organizations.
9-12: 1C/H4. Science disciplines differ from one another in what is studied, techniques used, and outcomes sought, but they share a common purpose and philosophy, and all are part of the same scientific enterprise. Although each discipline provides a conceptual structure for organizing and pursuing knowledge, many problems are studied by scientists using information and skills from many disciplines. Disciplines do not have fixed boundaries, and it happens that new scientific disciplines are being formed where existing ones meet and that some subdisciplines spin off to become new disciplines in their own right.
Next Generation Science Standards
Crosscutting Concepts (K-12)
Influence of Engineering, Technology, and Science on Society and the Natural World (K-12)
Engineers improve existing technologies or develop new ones to increase their benefits (e.g., better artificial limbs), decrease known risks (e.g., seatbelts in cars), and meet societal demands (e.g., cell phones). (3)
Interdependence of Science, Engineering, and Technology (K-12)
Science and engineering complement each other in the cycle known as research and development (R&D). Many R&D projects may involve scientists, engineers, and others with wide ranges of expertise. (9-12)
Science is a Human Endeavor (3-12)
Science affects everyday life. (3-4)
Advances in technology influence the progress of science and science has influenced advances in technology. (6-8)
Scientists and engineers are guided by habits of mind such as intellectual honesty, tolerance of ambiguity, skepticism, and openness to new ideas. (6-8)
Science is a result of human endeavors, imagination, and creativity. (9-12)
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