STEM Careers Alphabet: Today's STEM Play of the Day

Apr 30, 2020

Have you ever considered a career in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)? Some STEM careers you may be familiar with – doctor, engineer, or scientist – but there are many others that you may not even know exist! In today’s STEM Play of the Day from the Ripken Playbook, you will create a STEM Careers Alphabet to teach you about new jobs in STEM and inspire you to start thinking about your future!


  • Paper
  • Pen or pencil

STEM Careers Alphabet

Write the alphabet vertically down the left side of your paper. Beside each letter, write the name of a STEM career beginning with that letter.

For example:

A – Astronaut

B – Botonist

C -- Chef...

Some letters will be trickier than others! Don’t be afraid to ask a family member or friend for help, or try doing some research on your own!


  • Which letter was the trickiest to think of a career for? 
  • Which career seems most interesting to you? Why?
  • Did you learn about a new career in STEM you had never heard of before? What is it? Explain.

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