This week, 10 science teacher memes pay cheeky tribute to the professionals who can help students prepare for a career in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths).
Science teachers may either teach science as a whole or only teach specific science subjects, such as biology, chemistry and physics.
A science teacher will teach students not only in the traditional classroom setting, but through lab experiments and field trips, all the while aiming to inspire their pupils and encouraging them to seek out answers themselves.
In addition to preparing lesson plans and tests, marking tests and assignments, and assigning homework, a science teacher may help co-ordinate science fairs and would need to stay up to date on the latest scientific news and discoveries.
Science teachers will usually have a university/college background that focused on education, and the skills required for the job include excellent communication, time management and organisational skills, as well as always having their students’ best interests at heart.
In the Republic of Ireland, a second-level teacher with an honours degree and a post-graduate diploma in education can expect to earn around €39,000, according to gradireland.com.