Materials World Modules

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

Intro to the Nanoscale Module Alignment to Virginia Standards

Intro to the Nanoscale

VA Science Standards Activities VA Math Standards Activities
Grades 9-12


Grades 9-12


Biology   Geometry


BIO.1 a: observations of living organisms are recorded in the lab and in the field

G.12: make a model of a three-dimensional figure from a two-dimensional drawing and make a two-dimensional representation of a three-dimensional object. Models and representations will include scale drawings, perspective drawings, blueprints, or computer simulations.

BIO.1 b: hypotheses are formulated based on direct observations and information from scientific literature

G.13: use formulas for surface area and volume of three-dimensional objects to solve practical problems. Calculators will be used to find decimal approximations for results.

BIO.1 c: variables are defined and investigations are designed to test hypotheses

G.14a: use proportional reasoning to solve practical problems, given similar geometric objects

BIO.1 k: differentiation is made between a scientific hypothesis and theory


BIO.1 l: alternative scientific explanations and models are recognized and analyzed




CH.3 f: reaction rates and kinetics (activation energy, catalysis, and degree of randomness)

Earth Science



ES.1 a: volume, area, mass, elapsed time, direction, temperature, pressure, distance, density, and changes in elevation/depth are calculated utilizing the most appropriate tools

Life Science



LS.1 d: models are constructed to illustrate and explain phenomena


LS.1 h: continuous line graphs are constructed, interpreted, and used to make predictions


Design Process

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