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. Each module is a supplemental unit that takes 1 to 3 weeks of class time (approximately 10 hours) The modules have three parts, these parts are as follows. The Hook: this is a compelling introductory activity that inspires inquiry. It includes four to five hands on exploratory activities that are based on materials science and nanoscience concept. The Design Project: this is where students apply their learning to create a functional prototype product. This focuses on materials science and nanoscience concepts. It is designed for middle school and high school students.


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