Drawings of Scientists

Kids’ Drawings of Scientists, and also their descriptions of what scientists are like, before:

“Scientist Judy is wearing her white lab coat. She is a very simple person . . . simple clothes, simple house, simple personality.”

“Scientists live in their own world and the rest of society puts them there.”

And after a visit to Fermilab:

“. . . . anyone can be a scientist. I saw people walking around in sweatshirts and jeans. Who knows? Maybe I can be a scientist.”

“Scientists have to find out equations and work on their chalkboards and computers.”

“No two scientists are exactly alike.”

“A scientist can have a family of their own and go on vacations a lot. . . . A scientist also can hang out with their friends and have fun.”

I hadn’t realized how pervasive the classic lab coat imagery really is. Also, vacations? But no time for that – this beautiful and unique snowflake has some equations to find on her computer, posthaste!

[via Notional Slurry]


  1. Rew wrote:

    but…I LIKE lab coats.

  2. yami wrote:

    Yebbut do lab coats help you find equations? No! They’re worthless!

  3. Lab Lemming wrote:

    This is SO cute.

  4. delagar wrote:

    Okay, I like this post, too. But WHERE is my Friday rock blog?
    I only come here for the Friday rock blog.

  5. yami wrote:

    Everyone likes Friday rock blog, but no one ever comments! Friday rock blog thinks nobody likes it, and has gone to eat worms. Also, to find equations on the computer…

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