Lunch With A Scientist

Lunch With A Scientist is a YouTube Video Series that provides
students an insider’s glimpse into the lives of working STEM professionals and their research.

How to view: Search the talks in the library below or visit our YouTube channel to subscribe so you never miss an episode.

Scientist studying frogs
Geologist doing field work


Using Lunch With A Scientist at school:

These talks can either be standalone activities or serve as the beginning of a longer term research project.


  • Bring a specific scientist to your classroom: We can arrange a video meeting with a scientist from a field that matches your curriculum, and have your students submit questions they’ll answer after the presentation. Download our program proposal below for more information, or schedule a meeting with us to discuss.
  • Use with a research project: beginning a unit with a Lunch With A Scientist talk is a great way to introduce students to the field and show them what kind of research is possible. After watching the talk, you can move into a full-length Headwaters Research Program or lead one of your own.
  • Use as a standalone activity: each talk includes a worksheet and list of associated resources. You can use a talk as a one-time exercise to fill a class block or use for 2-3 classes by incorporating the resources.

Post-watch projects and extensions

RePicture is a virtual community where you can learn about engineering and STEM projects helping people across the world, connect with STEM professionals, and become part of a community that’s shaping the future.

Data Nuggets are free classroom activities, co-designed by scientists and teachers, designed to bring contemporary research and authentic data into the classroom. Data Nuggets feature a scientist role model and the story of what inspired their research.

Thanks to Our Lunch With a Scientist Sponsors