KHES STEAM Design Process
This engineering design process will help guide students through problem solving. When students first encounter a situation they will first Ask. "What is the problem? What do we know? How can we create a solution?" They will then move into the Imagine phase of the process where creativity is key. After imagining all the potential solutions, students then plan how they will build the solution they imagined in the Design phase. After building/creating the prototype solution, they will evaluate how effective the solution was. Finally, students must be able to effectively communicate not only what they learned, but how their plan will help solve the problem. By guiding students through the design process when teaching everyday content, teachers are able to support students cognitive development, social development, problem solving skills, and communication skills.