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Meet the Scientists

This resource, from the Association for Science Education (ASE) introduces a number of scientists working in a range of different careers and it consists of a set of careers activities shows science used in other work contexts. The resource is part of the SYCD: Science Year Can we; Should we? collection.

The scientists describe:

• How they got into science
• Where they have worked
• What they work on
• What their lifestyle is like

The How Scientists Make Money series of assignments provides teachers with a resource specifically designed for the new GCSE in Applied Science and for the updated Science AVCE. How Scientists Make Money helps the student to develop a broader knowledge and understanding of the science sector, and how science is applied in commercial situations. 'Money and Medicine' to name just one example, shows students the huge importance of the UK pharmaceutical industry. The assignment develops the student's ability to record and analyse scientific data (GCSE in Applied Science unit 1.4) and specifically addresses Science in the workplace (GCSE in Applied Science unit 3.1, AVCE unit 1).
How Scientists Make Money can also be used to enrich other science courses and as a resource for General Studies, Business Studies and other courses.

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