Indigenous Career Stories⟶
Students explore a variety of STEM-related careers from the perspective of Indigenous professionals.
Do Woodpeckers Get Concussions?⟶
Pecking puts a lot of force on a woodpecker’s brain. But scientists think woodpecker bodies are adapted to help keep them from being injured during pecking-related collisions.
How are the World's Bee Populations Doing?⟶
Bees are important for agriculture. But bee populations face threats. This resource looks at Colony Collapse Disorder, herbicides & pesticides, and more.
The ability to make connections involves a process of connecting prior knowledge to new knowledge and experiences.
The skill of observing involves using all of the senses, as appropriate, to find out about the characteristics, properties and attributes of objects, places and events.
Planning is a thinking skill that involves identifying methods, materials and a sequence of events to reach a goal, complete a project or accomplish a task.
The skill of questioning allows students to pursue their ideas and explore the world around them.
The Design & Build Process
One way that humans apply skills and knowledge as we fulfil our desire to modify the world to suit our needs is through technological problem-solving.
Learning from the Experience of Others
Students will recognize the benefit of seeking advice from those experienced in specific career areas that interest them.
Making Informed Career Choices
Students will learn that possessing the right kind of information is important for making an informed career decision as well as for future career success and stability.
Exploring Career Types
Students will recognize that there are many different ways to earn a living and that a ‘career’ does not necessarily have to be a 9 to 5 arrangement.
Students will recognize that different career types and job arrangements have their own positive and negative aspects.
What Influences our Career Choices?
Students will develop the understanding that there are many things that influence a person’s career choice.
They may seem out there, but these are real jobs! Or they will be soon…
Farming in space, custom designing 3D printed organs for transplant, or building robots that do the jobs you don’t want to do - that’s not science fiction, that’s a real job! Watch all of our “That’s a Real Job” videos on our STEM career website.
Invite a Volunteer to your Classroom or Community Event
Take STEM out of the textbook. The Let’s Talk Science Outreach program has partnered with post-secondary institutions across Canada to build a community of trained volunteers, ready to lead hands-on STEM activities in your classroom or community event, at no cost to you.