Materials World Modules

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

Environmental Catalysis Module Alignment to National Standards

AAAS Benchmark Standards


NSES Standards


NCTM Standards Activities

Grades 9-12


Grades 9-12


Grades 9-12 Designs

1. The Nature of Science


A. Science as Inquiry

  Numbers & Operations  

A. The Scientific world view

1. Ability to do scientific inquiry

Compute Fluently and Estimate

B. Scientific inquiry

2. Understanding scientific inquiry


3. The Nature of Technology


B. Physical Science

  Analyze Change in Various Contexts

A. Technology and science

1. Structure of atoms



B. Design and systems

2. Structure and properties of matter

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

C. Issues in technology

3. Chemical reactions

Use visualization, spatial reasoning, and geometric modeling

4. The Physical Setting


4. Motions and forces


D. Structure of matter

5. Conservation of energy

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

E. Energy transformations

C. Lifes Sciences



G. Forces of nature

1. The cell


5. The Living Environment


5. Matter, energy, and organization in living systems


D. Interdependence of life

E. Science and Technology


E. Flow of matter and energy

1. Ability of technological design


8. The Designed World


2. Understanding science and technology


B. Materials and manufacturing




9. The Mathematical World



B. Symbolic relationships


C. Shapes

11. Common Themes          
A. Systems        
C. Constancy and change        

Design Process

Student Response

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