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This collection of reviewed resources from TeachersFirst is selected to help students explore careers and ways to share what they learn from visiting their parent's work place on Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day or any other career visit. Make Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day an opportunity to connect the classroom with the real world and for students to share and collaborate about careers visits and educational trips. Make this a meaningful day ON instead of a "day off."  Use these ideas to spark discussions about careers and planning for life.

 

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Life Works - National Institutes of Health

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9 to 12
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This is a wonderful resource for exploring Health and Life Sciences careers. Individuals can search the site by salary, education required, and interest areas to determine which jobs...more
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This is a wonderful resource for exploring Health and Life Sciences careers. Individuals can search the site by salary, education required, and interest areas to determine which jobs might be the best match for them. Although this site is rather plain in appearance, there is some great information provided.

tag(s): careers (138)

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Use this site to motivate your students who enjoy science.

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Construct My Future

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A wonderful resource for exploring careers in the construction industry. This site has information on schools, careers, and scholarships for various sectors of the construction industry....more
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A wonderful resource for exploring careers in the construction industry. This site has information on schools, careers, and scholarships for various sectors of the construction industry. The site also has a teachers' area for helping guide students in their career choices.

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Catch the attention of the builders in your classroom! Share this link on your class website for students to explore both in and out of the classroom.
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Open Heart - Columbus Institute of Science

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9 to 12
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This site provides hands-on activities and interactive features to help students understand how the heart works, what can happen when it fails, and what can be done to rescue it. ...more
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This site provides hands-on activities and interactive features to help students understand how the heart works, what can happen when it fails, and what can be done to rescue it. Choose the "assemble the heart" activity to understand the anatomy and structure of this vital organ. Experience the delicate procedure of open heart surgery procedures with the "Virtual Bypass Surgery" link. Don't worry; the site is informational but not gory. Additional topics include diseases of the heart, diagnostic tools, medical careers, and what can be done to keep the heart healthy. Includes a glossary. From the Columbus Medical Association Foundation.

tag(s): heart (43)

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Teachers will need to preview this site thoroughly to find the useful portions. Share the site on your projector or interactive whiteboard.
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Careers in Statistics - American Statistical Association

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9 to 12
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The American Statistical Association's careers page includes lots of information on what statisticians do, careers in statistics, and information on who hires statisticians. There's...more
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The American Statistical Association's careers page includes lots of information on what statisticians do, careers in statistics, and information on who hires statisticians. There's also a useful careers kit for students interested in statistics as a career. Although this site isn't highly interactive, it does offer a decent amount of information on a lesser known career option.

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In the Classroom

This is a great addition to math class. Show students how math is used in "real jobs."

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Careers in Cereal Chemistry

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9 to 12
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Chemistry to making cereal? Absolutely! The American Association of Cereal Chemists designed this site to promote the diversified career options for people interested in science. Learn...more
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Chemistry to making cereal? Absolutely! The American Association of Cereal Chemists designed this site to promote the diversified career options for people interested in science. Learn about the science involved in producing cereal. This site also Includes information on job opportunities and educational requirements.

tag(s): careers (138)

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Share this link on your teacher (or guidance) website for students to explore this unique career option.

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Welcome to My Future

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This site was created by a military recruiting consortium to offer information on ways in which military careers and experience can be beneficial. It includes information on military...more
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This site was created by a military recruiting consortium to offer information on ways in which military careers and experience can be beneficial. It includes information on military careers and ways of getting funding for college through military service.

tag(s): air (146), careers (138), navy (9)

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Be sure to share this site with students when investigating possible career choices!

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What Can You Do With a Major In...

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9 to 12
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This site by MyPlan.com is a great tool for students heading into college. Just click on a college major, and you can learn about possible careers that could be available ...more
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This site by MyPlan.com is a great tool for students heading into college. Just click on a college major, and you can learn about possible careers that could be available to you after college. Easy to use and offers practical advice for those deciding on what to do after high school.

tag(s): careers (138)

In the Classroom

Counselors and career advisors alike will appreciate the information offered by this site. Post the site on the school web page, and refer it to students who are beginning the search of what to do after high school. Some of the information is geared towards post-under graduate students, but the career counseling is still helpful to those who want to look for jobs rather than higher education. Perhaps seeing the scarcity of jobs available without higher education will motivate students to pursue college after all!

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Princeton Review Online

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8 to 12
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Explore this comprehensive database of careers compiled by the Princeton Review. Just type in career you might be interested in and learn what it takes to get yourself there. Provides...more
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Explore this comprehensive database of careers compiled by the Princeton Review. Just type in career you might be interested in and learn what it takes to get yourself there. Provides information on careers including daily life, paying dues, the past and future, and what to expect of your life in that career.

tag(s): careers (138), college (48)

In the Classroom

Provide this link on your class (or school) website. Have students explore their "top choice" of a possible career and create interactive online posters using Lucidpress, reviewed here, to share with the class.

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