In class today we drew what we think a scientist looks like. And although there were a lot of safety goggles, lab coats and bubbling beakers, there were also men and women of all shapes and sizes. Science is for everyone and anyone can be a scientist. Historically a field dominated by men, science is becoming more and more inclusive everyday and in fact kids are starting to catch on. According to this sciencemag.org article, children are now drawing scientists as women at a much higher rate than previous decades and this parallels an increase in women in the science field. Throughout this year we will study many different scientists, men and women, young and old, American, Mexican, European, Asian, African, Indegenous and more. Check out the video below about video game designer and computer scientist Lizette Titre-Montgomery as she explains how she went from being a cartoon animator to designer video games!
We also watched a short clip of Dr. Neil deGrasse Tysontalking about why he thinks science is important then compared his ideas with our own.
Mr. Powell is an 8th grade Science Teacher in Western Colorado.