Thursday, June 14, 2018

Feeling antsy?


Ants are hearty little animals. They are found around the world. They predate us – and will probably outlast us.  Discover more about out little neighbors.

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Do you go bugs about ants? You might want to become an entomologist: http://www.aboutbioscience.org/careers/entomologist/

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

What’s Average?


Numbers can be informative – or misleading. Learn how to make sense of groups of numbers and other types of data. You’ll discover a new meaning for mean – and more -- through these un-average activities.

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There’s a large number of careers that deal with data and statistics: scientist, engineer, economist, marketer, poll taker, reporter, code-breaker.  You can count on a high probability of finding a good job in this area.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

The White House


The White House is the U.S. President’s residence, and the center of lots of activity over the years. Time to get the inside scoop.

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There are hundreds of people who work for the White House: from security to cleaning, from economic advisors to decorators. Of course, there are political jobs – and all of their support staff, as well as thousands of government jobs from Peace Corps to janitors and military to forest rangers. In a way, if you work for the government, you are working for yourself. See some of the opportunities here.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Life in the Funny Pages


Sometimes the best way to grin and bare it is with comics. Give your day a smile with these activities about comics and anime.

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Do you find yourself doodling in comics? Maybe there’s a career for you in that. Even if you don’t draw, you might find yourself in the comics industry: writing, manufacturing, selling,  reviewer, events planning, even librarianship.  No joke!

Note to parents: here is a parent’s guide to anime: http://www.abcb.com/parents/