We do a one-hour lesson. I set up a station to represent each of the four career paths. I put students in small groups and they spend just over 5 minutes at each station exploring some activities that represent each of the career paths. At the end of the lesson we talk about what paths/ jobs the activities might represent, what they enjoyed most and why, and how they can connect what they did to jobs they might want to explore.
Business- sorting and counting "money," alphabetizing words, correcting mistakes in a paragraph
Health- assessing a patient's leg injury and bandaging the wound (my giant bear's silly putty accident ;) ), using a pulse oximeter to measure their pulse when resting and after running in place
Helping- giving advice for tricky situations, solving riddles, and filling someone's pizza order
Nature- assembling a dinosaur skeleton, doing animal research, and completing a science experiment about refraction
Fixing, Building, and Technology- building a unique structure out of LEGOs
Creative- three objects were presented: a fake apple, a plastic snake, and wind up chattering teeth with eyeballs. students could draw a picture, create a comic strip, or write a short story involving one or more of the presented objects