The STEAM Investigation Process


In this lesson, we teach learners how to research, design, plan, coordinate and evaluate anticipated results from an impact solution they created.
NEXT Steps Youth Entrepreneur Program · Tuesday, Jun 27 2017 1:37PM

The STEAM Investigative Process

In this lesson, we introduce learners to our 21st Century version of The Scientific Method — a project-based learning approach¬† called The STEAM Investigative Process.¬† It is designed to strengthen skills in research, design, planning, coordination and evaluation activities to help learners successfully identify a problem, develop and implement an impact solution, and professionally present their documented results and achievements.

What You Will Learn

  • Overview
    Gives learners an overview of the service goal, activity, STEAM Investigative Process and results they should achieve during this course
  • Understanding The Process
    Introduces learners to the STEAM Investigative Process — A Step-By-Step Guide to strengthen their skills, create career-building opportunities and/or start a business
  • Mapping Your Own STEAM Investigative Process
    Explains the five steps of the STEAM Investigative Process and how they are used to solve problems in their community
  • CASE Study | Atwood Community Gardens
    Shows how the STEAM Investigative Process was used to design the Atwood Community Gardens Urban Farm Park
  • Call To Action
    By the end of this course, learners should have reviewed and completed the service goals for this skill, conducted a pre- and post self-assessment to reflect a 30-80% gain in their high-demand employability skills, and used digital media technologies to document their achievements and results during their STEAM Investigative Process.


By completing this lesson, you will receive a micro-certification that confirms you have demonstrated competencies of the high-demand employability skills you gained and used to solve real world challenges.

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Course Includes

  • 5 Lessons
  • 8 Quizzes
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