Science Careers

Diverse women role models discuss science careers with girls
< Back to Museum Director – Carol Tang

Science Careers (1:26)

“Girls should study science because science is knowledge, and we all know that saying, “Knowledge is power.” I believe that studying science empowers you.”

Video Transcript

Girls should study science because science is knowledge, and we all know that saying, “Knowledge is power.” I believe that studying science empowers you.

Science is– it’s an opportunity to explain life’s wonders.

There’s always new discoveries, new things to learn about.

Girls have a place in math and science, and we bring a different perspective to the room. A much-needed perspective.

There are no limitations on what a girl can do if she pursues a career in science. So we look at economic empowerment. We look at educational empowerment. I think a science career actually can lead to many potential career choices.

As women, we have a unique perspective and a unique sense of creativity that could really be instrumental in these monumental medical as well as scientific breakthroughs.

The creativity and the curiosity is actually a key component, because discoveries and advances in science do not happen without that creativity.

So it’s a very rewarding career to have. And it also teaches you to be confident, and it teaches you to be persistent.

Be a role model and a support to your community. You can actually change your community through science. Imagine that.

Discussion Guide

Independent Learning Guide: This all-purpose guide can be used by educators, parents, and mentors to jumpstart a lively discussion about careers in science.

Classroom Lesson Plan

Girls hear a lot about empowerment. What does this word mean to you? If science isn’t part of your definition, the role models in this video might make you reconsider!

Classroom Lesson Plan: This step-by-step lesson plan is available to guide a more in-depth “before, during, and after” learning experience when viewing the video with students. This lesson plan is also suitable for use in after-school programs and other educational settings.

Empowerment Activities

Use Empowerment Activities as a fun way to reinforce the video topic and build community with your students.

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Fun Page Activity

Fun Page Activity: Boost your knowledge of careers in science with an activity that matches career descriptions to the scientists in the video.