In my elementary STEAM classroom, I start to introduce the STEAM and/or STEM thinking process. Some of the components and verbiage of the thinking process which is appropriate for higher grade levels can be confusing and intimidating at the elementary level. This is a simple and easy to follow / fill-out STEAM/STEM thought process sheet adorned with our "STEAM is FLY" owl (the kiddos LOVE him :)). This sheet can be used with a range of STEAM/STEM projects, and would be appropriate starting with 2nd or 3rd grade on up. Where as many thought process prompts start with 'Ask', I phrase this step as 'Task' in many of my classes, as I find that the young students grasp that phrase much better. That does not mean that I leave out the 'Ask' phrase all together, just that I emphasize 'Task' to ensure understanding. The original sheet is hand-drawn (NOT computer generated), and the pencil values can be seen in the image. I like the hand-drawn element as I feel that it compliments the 'sketchy' quality of ideas or sketch noting that will take place within these bubbles. The file is a PDF and obviously the watermark is only on the preview file. Although you could certainly turn this into a classroom visual for your students to reference, I personally print a copy for each student or team to fill out. *If students are doing a lot of brainstorming, it would be good to ensure that they have extra paper to sketch out and note all of their ideas, and perhaps use this sheet for the ideas/designs which will ultimately be tested / constructed. Please contact me with any questions! Enjoy this "STEAM is FLY" thought sheet from the elementary art classroom of Claire Dunaway Cyr! Thanks for looking!