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The Materials World Program is an educational program created at Northwestern University intended to teach kids about science, math, and social issues by letting them investigate the objects that surround them in their everyday lives. While traditional science teaching divides the sciences into various disciplines, each studied separately, this program shows students that science is more than a set of techniques as "students using MWM learn how principles of chemistry, physics, and mathematics relate to each other and how they directly apply to real problems and societal issues." A "module" consists of a presentation that includes a problem or question to be pursued by students, a problem solving stage, and a final project. Each module allows students to solve problems scientifically while observing how scientific inquiry has real world applications. The modules themselves must be ordered, but users can look at brief overviews, watch video summaries, and review the successes that teachers have had with this program.
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