McNab fifth grade students complete a career
project to expand their knowledge of the world of work. After exploring the
career of their choice, students present their findings to their class,
choosing one of the formats described below. Parents are invited and
encouraged to work with their son or daughter on this project.
Choose a career to
explore. Write a report describing the career, job skills, working
conditions, training, job outlook, and impact of math, science and
technology skills. Describe why you might like or dislike this career
choice for yourself. Your report should be neat and easy to understand.
Correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation are important.
Personal Interview and Written Response
Choose a career that you
would like to know more about. Conduct a brief personal interview with
someone working in this career. Prepare questions and videotape the
interview. The interview should cover the questions provided you in class
as well as others you may wish to ask. You will hand in the tape plus a
brief written response describing why you might like or dislike this career
choice for yourself.
Prepare an eye-catching
and informative display about the career of your choice. You may wish to
create a poster, display tools of the trade, have photos of people doing
this work, pictures of a work site, Internet information, magazine
articles, etc. Your display should contain information that conveys the
career title, working conditions, skills and abilities, training, job
outlook, and ways that math, science and technology impact this career. You
will hand in the project plus a brief written response describing why you
might like or dislike this career choice for yourself.
Power Point Presentation
Prepare an informative Power
Point presentation. Describe the career, working conditions, training or
preparation, job skills, job outlook, and impact of math, science and
technology skills. In your presentation include your personal response to
this career. Do you think you might enjoy this type of work? Why, or why
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