Materials World Modules

An Inquiry & Design-Based Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Program

Concrete Module Alignment to National Standards


AAAS Benchmark Standards

Activities

NSES Standards

Activities

Grades 9-12 Designs Grades 9-12 Designs
1. The Nature of Science   A. Science as Inquiry  

Scientific inquiry

Ability to do scientific inquiry

The Scientific enterprise

Understanding scientific inquiry

2. The Nature of Mathematics

 

B. Physical Science  

Mathematics, science, and technology

Structure and properties of matter

3. The Nature of Technology

 

Chemical reactions

Technology and science

Motions and forces

Design and systems

C. Life Sciences

 

Issues in technology

The interdependence of organisms

4. The Physical Setting

 

Matter, energy, and organization in living systems

Structure of matter

D. Earth and Space Science

 

Motion

Energy in the earth system

Forces of nature

Geochemical cycles

5. The Living Environment

 

E. Science and Technology  

Flow of matter and energy

Ability of technological design

8. The Designed World

 

Understanding science and technology

Materials and manufacturing

F. Science in Personal and Social Perspective

 

11. Common Themes

 

Natural resources

Systems

S&T in local, natiional, and global changes

Constancy and change

G. History and Nature of Science

 

12. Habits of Mind

 

Science as a human endeavor

Computation and estimation

Historical perspectives

Communication skills

   

Design Process

Student Response

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