Draw a Scientist

Science Lesson Plan

Students will realize that anyone can be a scientist.

paper, pencil


  1. Ask students to think to themselves about what a scientist might look like when they're working.
  2. Pass out paper and ask them to draw a scientist at work.
  3. Collect papers and hold a class discussion about the drawings.

Have students notice the number of men compared to women and other such comparisons. Talk about why there are such stereotypes for scientists.

See misconceptions of scientists that need to be addressed.

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