Famous Unemployed Scientist Project, 100 POINTS, 3 STEPS:

  1. You must choose a famous scientist you will research.
  2. YES they must be Black. Our textbooks, movies, and class projects are filled with White people (especially wealthy white males, privileged historically on many levels). You may be surprised at all the famous Black inventors, scientists, engineers, professors, and medical professionals you come across in your research. PLEASE NOTE: They do NOT have to be living currently.
  3. You will create a resume for this scientist, as if they are still living and UNEMPLOYED!
  4. For your PRESENTATION: You will dress up and use your research and resume in a JOB INTERVIEW, where you stay IN CHARACTER AS THE SCIENTIST, and attempt to get a job!

YOU CAN COPY AND PASTE THE RESUME FROM THIS LINK into a Word document and
fill it in for the resume for your project!
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Mw7kB2TPa0y_qdUX6W6qLhhexPdmovyK2XasmbRYm_g/edit?usp=sharing

Physical Science

SPRING 2016 (THESE ARE ON GOOGLE CLASSROOM NOW)


SPRING 2015

OBJECTIVES:
  • To do independent research
  • To become familiar with a greater narrative of famous scientists, inventors, engineers, and medical professionals of diverse color, background, and gender
  • To write a resume
  • To build interview skills
  • To complete a series of tasks in logical progression culminating in a project

A. Choose a scientist!


B. See the following "Resume Format"

  • to make sure you have the minimum sections needed on your scientist's resume!

  • You can TYPE DIRECTLY INTO that template (Resume Format) if you wish!



SEE SAMPLE RESUME!



Feel free to make up your OWN resume design, or use one you find:

  • From the START menu on your computer, look at All Programs.
    • Open Microsoft Office, then Microsoft WORD.
      • Click on Business, and search for "Resume"
      • There are MANY to choose from, and ANY design you like is fine!!
      • Just be sure you have ALL the major headings, and that it is neat!
      • You may ADD headings if you feel there are others that you need to include to BEST help YOU--(AS YOUR unemployed scientist)--GET THE JOB!

Or You MAY Choose to simply COPY AND PASTE the following into Microsoft Word, and fill out the information about YOUR scientist:

HEADINGS FOR RESUME:

Personal Information:

  • Information for your famous scientist including the scientist’s
    • Name, Address, Phone, Email (and any other Contact Information)
      • This is the ONLY place it is okay for you to MAKE UP information!
        • You MAY include a picture of your scientist!
          • Inserting a picture is probably easiest if you insert a TEXT BOX.
            • Then copy and paste a picture into the text box.

Goal/Objective:
I would like to obtain a position as:

Education:
This means what DEGREES do "you" have, and where/when did you attend each school. *If your scientist never attended school, you will have to put "Self-Educated." This was not uncommon, especially during slavery times when it was illegal for slaves to attend school.

Work Experience::
This means what JOBS have you done.

Hobbies and Interests:
This could include clubs, sports, or other extracurricular ("outside regular school academics") activities

Awards and Honors:
This could include being chosen as an officer in a club, getting an achievement award, or winning a prize.

Accomplishments and Contributions:
In my field, I have contributed by:
  • [Insert the things your scientist is famous for! This is the most important part. ]
  • This could be inventions, theories, machines, new ideas, books, bridges, medical treatments, etc.

Skills:
For example:
  • Problem-solving
  • Working well with others as a team
  • Staying calm
  • Critical thinking
  • Inventing
  • Fixing cars
  • Typing 80 words per minute
  • Being honest and hard-working

Other: (This section is OPTIONAL for Bonus!)
You can include:
  • “fun facts”/trivia about your scientist
  • something about their family

Headings for Resume in simple document to print if you like:



You must include References (at the end of your resume) to show WHERE you got the information about your scientist!

  • Otherwise it is plagarism, if you do not give CREDIT to your SOURCES
Do NOT make up ANY information about your scientist EXCEPT address, phone, and email
To get full credit, you must clearly give the title, author, year, and page of any books used, and the url (Internet address like www.vevansphysics.wikispaces.com) for any website used

  • A SEARCH ENGINE (like www.google.com is NOT a source!!!)
  • Please use a minimum of 3 sources.


1) Book or article from Internet:

2) Book or website from Internet:

3) Book or website from Internet:

4) Extra (any other sources you used):

Please ADD a page to your resume and type "Works Cited" at the top. Then list your sources.


Different Resume Templates (Designs) from Microsoft


C. PRESENTATION OF PROJECT


TO GET CREDIT FOR THIS 100 POINT PROJECT, YOU MUST PRINT, FILL OUT,
AND BRING THE FOLLOWING 3 ITEMS to the Interview:
  1. The completed, TYPED resume for YOUR FAMOUS SCIENTIST which you created!

  • Remember the DUE DATE: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2016

  • Remember to come DRESSED as your scientist, or "DRESSED FOR SUCCESS" in clothes appropriate for a job interview!

  • Pictures of Appropriate Clothes

  • What Teens should NOT WEAR TO A JOB INTERVIEW!

  • Don't forget your TWO PROPS

    • A PROP is NOT part of your costume! A prop is in ADDITION to what you wear.

    • A prop is an OBJECT used to support (or "prop up") your character. This makes your character more believable, and helps the interviewer know more about you.

    • Examples: stethoscope, model airplane, book written by your scientist, or a prop you make such as a traffic light made out of a shoe box!
  • HAVE FUN!!