The NSF-funded Materials World Modules (MWM) Program has produced a series of interdisciplinary
modules based on topics in materials science, including Composites, Ceramics, Concrete, Biosensors,
Biodegradable Materials, Smart Sensors, Polymers, Food Packaging, and Sports Materials.
The modules are designed for use in middle and high school science, technology, and engineering,
and math classes and have been used by over 35,000 students in schools nationwide.
MWM is based on principles of inquiry and design and emphasizes active, hands-on learning. Most
importantly, MWM provides middle and high school students of all ability levels with opportunities
to apply what they learn in the classroom to real-world problems while helping teachers to meet National
Science Education Standards and State Standards.
MWM strives to offer user support through informational workshops, training programs, networking
and mentorship support, exhibits of classroom projects, a listing of helpful online resources,
and a web-based collaboration network, which includes an online question and answer service, for
educators and students.
Introductory Video | MWM Brochure (PDF)