Materials World Modules

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

Biosensors Module Alignment to National Standards

AAAS Benchmark Standards


NSES Standards


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

Mathematical inquiry

Chemical reactions

3. The Nature of Technolog


Interactions of energy and matter

Technology and science

C. Life Sciences  

Design and systems

The cell

4. The Physical Setting


D. Earth and Space Science  

Structure of matter

Ability of technological design

Energy transformations

Understanding science and technology

5. The Living Environment


F. Science in Personal and Social Perspective  


Personal and community health

8. The Designed World


Historical perspectives

Materials and manufacturing



12. Habits of Mind




Computation and estimation



Communication skills



Design Process

Student Response

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