Materials World Modules

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

Nanotechnology Module Alignment to National Standards


AAAS Benchmark Standards

Activities  

NSES Standards

  Activities  
NCTM Standards
 Activities 

Grades 9-12

Module Alignment

Grades 9-12

Module Alignment

Grades 9-12
Module Alignment

1. Nature of Science

 

A. Science as Inquiry

 
Numbers & Operations
 

The Scientific worldview

Ability to do scientific inquiry

Understanding number relations

Scientific inquiry

Understanding scientific inquiry

Understand meanings of operations

The Scientific enterprise

B. Physical Science

 

Compute fluently and estimate
2. Nature of Mathematics  

Structure of atoms

Algebra

 

Patterns and relationships

Structure and properties of matter

Understand patterns, relations and functions

Mathematics, science, and technology

Chemical reactions

Analyze math situations using algebraic symbols

Mathematical Inquiry

Motions and forces

Use mathematical models to understand quantitative relationships

3. Nature of Technology

 

Conservation of energy and increase in disorder

Analyze change in various contexts

Technology and science

Interactions of energy and matter

Geometry

 

Design and systems

C. Life Sciences

 

Analyze characteristics and properties of two- and three-dimensional geometric shapes

Issues in technology

The cell

Specify locations and describe spatial relationships using coordinate geometry

4. The Physical Setting

 

E. Science and Technology

 

Apply transformations and use symmetry

Structure of matter

Ability of technological design

Use visualization, spatial reasoning, and geometric modeling

Energy transformations

Understanding science and technology

Measurement

 

Motion

 

 
Apply appropriate techniques, tools, and formulas to determine measurements.

Force of nature

 

 

Analysis and Probability

 

8. The Designed World

     

Formulate questions that can be addressed with data and collect and display relevant data to answer them

Materials and manufacturing

 

 

Select and use appropriate statistical methods to analyze data

9. The Mathematical World

     

Problem Solving

 

Numbers

 

 

Process standard I

Symbolic relationships

   

Communication

 

Shapes

   
Process standard III

Uncertainty

   

Connection

 

11. Common Themes

     
Process standard IV

Systems

   

Representation

 

Models

   

Process standard V

Constancy and change

       

Scale

       

Design Process

Student Response

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