Materials World Modules (MWM) are hands-on, inquiry and design-based units for middle and high school students. Based on materials science and nanotechnology principles, this interdisciplinary approach engages students, adds relevance to traditional curriculum, and has been shown to improve science knowledge for all students.
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The mission of the MWM Program is to develop an effective pre-college education curricula to prepare students with STEM literacy and equip them with 21st century skills set to become a competent and creative STEM workforce and a globally responsible citizenry based on the following MWM core values:
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MWM and NGSS standards
National Science (AAAS, NSES) and Math (NCTM) standards – as well as selected state Science and Math standards – have been mapped to the activities and design project(s) of most MWM modules. If you are interested in finding out whether the activities you are considering for your classroom meet the relevant standards, check out the following pages:
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Activities■ Investigating the Photosynthesis of Plant Disks
■ Separating Leaf Pigments Using Paper Chromatography
■ Measuring a Solar Cell's Performance
■ Making a Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell
Design Project■ Maximizing Solar Energy Absorption in DSSC
IMPORTANT: MWM field tests showed that MWM Modules are most effectively used as a set including one Teacher Manual, twenty-four Student Manuals and a Starter Kit. It is highly recommended for first time users to order the Module Set.