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Science careers. Jennifer Headrick. Earth science. meteorologist. Question time. Game time. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Science careers

Science careersJennifer HeadrickEarth sciencemeteorologistA meteorologist is one who studies the measurements and motion of the atmosphere, and changing events within it, so that they can predict the weather. This weather forecasting helps the general public and those in almost every other career.Question timeRead this interview with meteorologist al peterlin to find the answer to one of the fact sheet questions.Al peterlinGame timeTry your hand at predicting the weather three days in the future..

Earth scienceoceanographerOceanographers help us gain a better understanding of how our oceans, and living creatures in them, function as an ecosystem. People with skills in these and other areas are involved in oceanography because Earth has more oceans than land, and it is a huge task to understand how the oceans work. Question timeUse this link to read about oceanographers. It will help you to complete your fact sheet.

Oceanographersvideo timeFind out why oceans are salty! Answer another question on your fact sheet!

Physical scienceelectricianElectricians are the people who bring electricity to our communities. Electricity powers equipment that keeps indoor temperature comfortable, TVs, computers, and all sorts of machines that make life better. Electricians install and maintain the wiring and equipment that carries electricity, and they also fix electrical machines.Question timeWatch this video and answer the corresponding question on your fact sheet.

Game timeComplete the activity and then take the quiz. How many did you answer correctly? Record this on your fact sheet.

Physical sciencepilotPilots fly airplanes, helicopters, and other aircraft to accomplish a variety of tasks. While the primary job of most pilots is to fly people and cargo from place to place, 20 percent of all pilots have more specialized jobs, like dropping fire retardant, seeds, or pesticides from the air, or helping law enforcement rescue and transport accident victims, and capture criminals.Question timeClick the link to find out what kind of schooling you need to become a hirable pilot.

Education and trainingGame timePlay this game of flight knowledge. When you have completed it, print your certificate!

Life sciencebiologistBiologists are the scientists who study life in all its forms and try to understand fundamental life processes and how life relates to its environment.Question timeDo you know what scat is? Watch this video and answer your question!

scatGame timeIdentify and sort the living organisms in this activity.

Life scienceepidemiologistan epidemiologist's job is all about solving mysteriesmedical mysteriesbut instead of figuring out "who done it" like a police detective would, they figure out "what caused it." They find relationships between a medical condition and things like human behavior, environmental toxins, genes, medical treatments, other diseases, and geographical location. Their work has the potential to save millions of livesQuestion timeUse the link to answer your question.

ClickhereTeam challengeBecome a group of jr. epidemiologists and try to figure out where this outbreak started. Work with your table mates to try to put the pieces together.

Referenceshttp://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/career-meteorologist-al-peterlinhttp://www.edheads.org/activities/weather/frame_loader.htmhttp://kids.earth.nasa.gov/archive/career/oceanographer.htmlhttp://www.neok12.com/php/watch.php?v=zX537e6e5b06560d5454745d&t=Oceanshttp://www.electrictv.net/videos/walt-disney-world-powered-by-the-necaibew-team/http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/8_9/circuits_conductors_fs.shtmlhttp://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/science-engineering-careers/Aero_pilot_c001.shtml#educationhttp://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/k-12/UEET/StudentSite/games/theplanegame.htmhttp://pbskids.org/dragonflytv/scientists/scientist61.htmlhttp://www.sciencekids.co.nz/gamesactivities/plantsanimals.htmlhttp://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/science-engineering-careers/MicroBio_epidemiologist_c001.shtml#onthejobhttp://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/body/disease-detective.htmlhttp://www.sciencebuddies.org/

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