A general introduction to The Universe for secondary level
offering multiple language tracks, online detailed notes and a
four language selectable sound track.
This program offers a stunning visual encyclopedia of the solar system,
the galaxy, and the universe. It is completely customizable for classroom
use, and as authoritative as it is captivating. Contents include:
Part 1 – The Solar system includes 13 -10 minute programs on The sun,
planets, moon, comets, a variety of astronomical phenomena such as
eclipses, aurora borealis. In addition it discusses the search for entraterrestrial
life and the threat of a comet or asteroid impact with the earth.
Part 2 – Discovery, includes 12 - 10 minute programs on the past,
present and future of astronomy and space exploration; technological
innovations such as the Hubble Space Telescope, robot probes, and
satellites; life aboard the space shuttle and the Mir space station; black
holes and dark matter; the structure of the universe; and the Big Bang.
- Full menu control with easy navigation
- Preprogramming – easy reordering of
- Multiple language tracks: English, Spanish,
French and German
- Captioning for the deaf
- Computer animation
- Link to online guide that offers detailed notes
for all 25 episodes, questions and activities
and dozens of additional research links