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CDR10789 DISCOVER ASTRONOMY VOLUMES 1, 2 AND 3 US$216.00

Volumes 1, 2 and 3 on 3 CDs! For Grades 7-12

DISCOVER ASTRONOMY VOLUME 1: ASTRONOMY AND THE UNIVERSE

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. Keplerís and Newtonís laws of motion. The nature of matter and energy.

Table of Contents:
1. Introduction to the Universe
2. Stars and Galaxies
3. How Do We Know?
4. Fundamentals of Physical Science
5. Appendices
- Scientific Method
- Measurement Systems and SI Units
- Careers in Science
- Satellite Exploration
- 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 confirm 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 level.

DISCOVER ASTRONOMY VOLUME 2: EARTH AND THE INNER SOLAR SYSTEM

Summary of Content: See the sun as a star within an environment that includes a family of planets. Sterile Mercury, baked Venus, spaceship Earth (and its blasted moon) and frigid Mars. Earth-based studies and robotic missions to the inner planets reveal clouds, craters, volcanoes and features unique to each planet.

Table of Contents:
1. The Sun and the Solar System
2. Earth as a Planet, and its Moon
3. Mercury and Venus
4. Mars
5. Appendices
- Scientific Method
- Careers in Science
- Measurement Systems and SI Units

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 confirm 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 level.

DISCOVER ASTRONOMY VOLUME 3: THE OUTER SOLAR SYSTEM

Summary of Content: See the gas giants from the point of view of a space probe. Tour the different atmospheres, ring systems and moons of the outer planets. Compare Pluto to the Jovian worlds, comets and asteroids. Consider impact craters and make your own; see what itís really like in the far reaches of the solar neighborhood.

Table of Contents:
1. Jupiter
2. Saturn
3. Uranus
4. Neptune and Pluto
5. Comets, Asteroids and Meteoroids
6. Appendices
- Scientific Method
- Measurement Systems and SI Units
- Careers in Science

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.

This product was added to our catalog on Monday 12 June, 2006.
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