Summary of Content: How the universe came to be and evolved. Star
formation and the life cycle of stars. What the universe is made of:
Space, energy and matter. How astronomers learn about the universe.
Kepler’s and Newton’s laws of motion. The nature of matter and
Table of Contents:
1. Introduction to the Universe
2. Stars and Galaxies
3. How Do We Know?
4. Fundamentals of Physical Science
Measurement Systems and SI Units
Careers in Science
History of Rocketry
Special Features: Interactive multimedia tutorials, Two text levels:
Students can toggle between grades 9-12 and grades 6-8 text levels or stay
at one of the two text levels throughout. All vocabulary checked for age appropriateness.
3D Virtual Laboratory: Select samples, instruments, tools,
planets and natural environments. Design and
perform dynamic, discovery oriented experiments,
then analyze and plot data to confi rm
or deny hypotheses. Each student learns
by doing science and being a scientist. Free
upgrades for one year from purchase.
Special features enable instructor to
tailor the program to a specific grade