susan parsons
faculty, technology education

Student Research on STEAM Careers

Project Published 1/7/17 Last updated on 5/16/18

Students will first use the internet to search for STEAM careers. Once they have a list, they can then use the Ferguson's database to research each of the careers. Students will select five STEAM careers. They will research an overview of each of these careers. Based upon their findings which they have posted in a Google Doc, they will select their most favorite from the five. They will then conduct more detailed research of this favorite STEAM career; again adding their findings to their Google Doc. Once they have obtained more detailed information on the career such as schooling, workplace environment, description of a day in that career, job description, hiring potential, and potential salaries, students will then be videoed while describing their chosen career. Videos will be shared via the STEAM website.

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1+ Week
Content Standards
21st Century Skills Framework
ISTE Standards
Students: Creative Communicator, Students: Empowered Learner, Students: Innovative Designer

Internet access with current browser

Google Docs or similar word processing program

Adobe Muse or DreamWeaver or Slate

Video recording device or phone

video editing software - Premier Pro?

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Shafiq Rehman

Posted on 9/7/19 8:26:18 PM Permalink

Thanks for sharing

William Cortez

Posted on 5/27/19 9:27:27 AM Permalink

​This is a challenging project. The 21st Century Skills for students like collaboration and teamwork, creativity and imagination, and critical thinking are applied here.

Dr. Tarek Bahaa El Deen

Posted on 9/25/18 5:01:04 AM Permalink

​Very useful resource

Thank you for sharing.

susan parsons

Posted on 1/8/17 4:41:21 PM Permalink

I hope this project finds its way into your classroom. The career research component is a common lesson, but to have students provide feedback about the careers in a creative manner such as video and to have that video published for the public and peers to see is taking it to another level.