Friday, June 25, 2010

Losing the Lab Coats

Side by side kid drawings of a male scientist in a white lab coat and a female scientist in regular clothes
A group of seventh graders were asked to describe what a scientist is, and to draw an accompanying portrait. Then they went on a field trip to Fermilab and met the scientists there.

Upon their return they wrote a new description and did new portraits. Suddenly, there were no more lab coats, and a lot more women (and non-bald men).

It's fun to flip through their before and afters.

via Maggie Koerth Baker on Boing Boing.

2 comments:

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

WooHoo! Glad they got to take the field trip to the lab.

Andrea in School said...

The guy with the goatee made quite an impact! What a great project.