Types of Scientists | What is a Scientist | Science Career Exploration



Want to teach your elementary students about the different type of scientists? Make learning about what is a scientist easy with engaging and easy with kid-friendly texts and skill pages. Print and go pages will have your students learning right away. Combine reading skills with science content for a big classroom timesaver! INCLUDES BOTH A PRINT AND MADE FOR GOOGLE SLIDES DIGITAL VERSION.

Includes the following 13 science careers: astronaut, botanist, astronomer, chemist, entomologist, geologist, marine biologist, microbiologist, paleontologist, meteorologist, wildlife biologist, pharmacist, veterinarian.

Ideas for using this resource:

➡️ Allow students to pick a science career to learn about, complete the skill pages, and then teach their classmates!

➡️ Use the science careers like a gallery walk for students to rotate through over the course of a week. Students start at one station and rotate through to the rest!

➡️ Add science text and skill pages to an informational reading learning center to work on through the week.


  • color posters for each of the 13 science careers
  • one page informational text on each of the 13 science careers
  • main idea/ details/ summary graphic organizer included for each of the 13 science careers
  • open-ended questions page for each of the 13 science careers
  • “What is a…?” questions/ coloring notes graphic organizer for each of the 13 science careers
  • “name that science career” set of 24 task cards, recording page, directions page, answer key
  • Biography research-directions page, graphic organizer, writing page
  • Opinion writing prompt and writing page
  • Google slides link to digital version of all pages
  • Google forms link to task cards quiz

Skills Covered:

➡️ reading informational text

➡️ main idea/ details

➡️ summarizing

➡️ reading comprehension

➡️ note taking

➡️ research

➡️ biography writing

➡️ opinion writing

What teachers are saying about this product:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I loved all of the different careers in science! My students were all engaged, and they each chose a career that they were interested in.”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “My students were engaged in learning about the careers that matched our science topics. It was a nice bridge between content areas.”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “This resource helped me plan my science lessons with ease. The students said that they enjoyed learning about the different jobs that scientists have.”


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