At Odysseyware, we are committed to designing and publishing standards-aligned courses to support student learning. Our curriculum development team designs courses beginning with state and national standards.

Subject Matter Experts unpack each standard to craft standards-aligned learning objectives prior to collaborating with instructional designers, curriculum writers and editors to design courses, units, lessons, projects and assessments.

Courses in Mathematics, English Language Arts, Science, and History/Social Sciences are aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, the Texas College and Career Readiness Standards, and the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness Resources.

Our digital curriculum is continually recognized for its consistent quality and rigor, with 22 technology courses receiving the ISTE Seal of Alignment for Proficiency and 22 core courses approved by Quality Matters.

Science 8

Science 8

03060800 TX

Science 8 is a basic intermediate course intended to expose students to the designs and patterns in the physical universe. This course expands on Science, Grade 7, providing a set of basic scientific skills and a broad survey of the major areas of science. Some of the areas covered in Science, Grade 8 include the structure and properties of matter, measurement and mathematics of science, geology, oceanography, natural cycles and resources, science today and tomorrow, and astronomy.

The curriculum seeks to develop the students' ability to be aware of and participate in scientific inquiry. The units contain experiments and projects to capitalize on the students' natural curiosity. The students will explore, observe and manipulate everyday objects and materials in their environment. Students at this level should show understanding of interrelationships between organisms and the environment, recognize patterns in systems, and expand their knowledge of cellular dimensions of living systems. Collectively, this should help students develop and build on their subject-matter knowledge base.

Upon completion of the course, students should be able to do the following:

  • Use their main senses for observation of the world around them.

  • Describe the atomic structure of different elements.

  • Calculate and measure volume, mass, and density for various objects.

  • Identify different types of geological changes.

  • Discuss how the layers of the earth's crust can show history.

  • Describe the different parts of the ocean, both living and non-living.

  • Explain the differences in the stars and constellations.

  • Discuss the balance in nature regarding the various cycles.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the resources of the Earth and what is needed to conserve those resources.

State: Texas
Grade Level: 8
Category: Science
Course Length: Year

Science 7

Science 7

03060700 TX

Science 7 is an intermediate course intended to introduce students to several different sectors of science. Some of the areas covered in Science, Grade 7 include the scientific method, overview of the four major areas of science, mathematics in science, the solar system, the atmosphere, natural cycles, weather and the earth, biology and genetics, and careers in science. 

The curriculum seeks to develop the students' ability to be aware of and participate in scientific inquiry. The units contain experiments and projects to capitalize on the students' natural curiosity. The students will explore, observe and manipulate everyday objects and materials in their environment. Students at this level should show understanding of interrelationships between organisms, recognize patterns in systems, and expand their knowledge of cellular dimensions of living systems. Collectively, this should help students develop and build on their subject-matter knowledge base. 

Upon completion of the course, students should be able to do the following:

  • Identify connections between science and other disciplines. 

  • Explain the steps of the scientific method. 

  • Describe atoms, molecules, and compounds and their properties. 

  • Understand the relationships between the different types of energy. 

  • Explain how energy is transformed. 

  • Identify the necessary components of living organisms. 

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the resources of the Earth and what is needed to conserve those resources. 

  • Describe the universe in terms of size and composition. 

  • Identify various types of geological changes. 

  • Explain the cycles of nature. 

  • Understand the mechanisms of evolution. 

State: Texas
Grade Level: 7
Category: Science
Course Length: Year

Science 6

Science 6

03060600 TX

Science 6 is a basic intermediate course intended to expose students to the designs and patterns in the physical universe. Some of the areas covered in Science, Grade 6 include the study of plant and animal systems, plant and animal behavior, genetics, the structure of matter, energy, kinematics, planet earth, the solar system, and astronomy.

The curriculum seeks to develop the students' ability to understand and participate in scientific inquiry. The units contain experiments and projects to capitalize on children's natural curiosity. The students will explore, observe and manipulate everyday objects and materials in their environment. Students at this level should begin to understand interrelationships between organisms, recognize patterns in ecosystems, and become aware of the cellular dimensions of living systems. Collectively, this should help students develop and build on their subject-matter knowledge base.

Upon completion of the course, students should be able to do the following:

  • Use their main senses for observation of the world around them.

  • Describe the different systems in plants and animals.

  • Explain the various ways plants and animals behave.

  • Explain how Mendel used observation to develop his theories.

  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of chemical structure and the periodic table.

  • Discuss the layers of the atmosphere.

  • Describe motion as it relates to force and work.

  • Explain how time and season are related to the rotation and revolution of the earth.

  • Explain the different forms of energy.

State: Texas
Grade Level: 6
Category: Science
Course Length: Year

Physics

Physics

03050000 TX

Physics is intended to provide a more in-depth study of the physical universe. In preceding years students should have developed a basic understanding for the macroscopic and microscopic world of forces, motion, waves, light, and electricity. Physics will expand upon that prior knowledge and further develop both. The curriculum will also seek to teach the symbolic and mathematical world of formulas and symbols used in physics. The major concepts covered are kinematics, forces and motion, work and energy, waves, sound and light, electricity and magnetism, and nuclear physics.

Students at this level should show development in their ability and understanding of scientific inquiry. The units contain experiments and projects that seek to develop a deeper conceptual meaning for students and actively engage them. The continued exposure to science concepts and scientific inquiry will serve to improve the students' skill and understanding.

Physics should be preceded by Algebra I and II courses and Geometry.

Upon completion of the course, students should be able to do the following:

  • Use scalars and vectors to visualize and calculate concepts of motion.

  • Articulate Newton's and Kepler's laws of motion.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of how energy is transferred and changed from one form to another.

  • Describe how sound and light waves act and react.

  • Differentiate between static and current electricity and describe each one.

  • Know the relationship between magnetism and electricity.

  • Have a general understanding of atomic theory, including fusion and fission.

State: Texas
Grade Level: 12
Category: Science
Course Length: Year

Integrated Physics and Chemistry

Integrated Physics and Chemistry

03060201 TX

Integrated Physics and Chemistry is a physical science course designed for high school students needing an entry-level science course covering basic concepts found in chemistry and physics. Topics included in this study are: 

  • motion and forces

  • work and energy

  • waves

  • matter

  • electricity and magnetism

 Throughout the course, students will have opportunities to observe simulations, investigate ideas, and solve problems—both on screen and away from the computer. 

The course seeks to help students expand their knowledge and skills so that they may achieve the following goals: 

  • Gain an understanding of foundational concepts in physics and chemistry. 

  • Make careful observations of the surrounding environment. 

  • Analyze problems and solutions scientifically.

  • Integrate science knowledge with real world situations at local, regional, national, and international levels. 

  • Appreciate the impact of science discovery on everyday life. 

State: Texas
Grade Level: 9
Category: Science
Course Length: Year

Trigonometry

Trigonometry

Trigonometry is a five-unit elective course for high school students who have successfully completed Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II. The materials cover a development of trigonometry from right triangle trigonometry to oblique triangles and the polar plane. Throughout the course, students will develop trigonometric formulas and use them in real-world applications, evaluate trigonometric proofs using complex trigonometric identities and solving trigonometric equations with regard to the unit circle.

The course seeks to help students expand their knowledge and skills so that they may achieve the following goals:

  • Use trigonometry as a tool for indirect measurement.
  • Model natural phenomenon with trigonometric functions.
  • Perform operations with complex numbers using trigonometry.
  • Use trigonometric identities to evaluate trigonometric proofs and solve trigonometric equations with regard to the unit circle.
  • Solve for unknown sides and angles of right and oblique triangles using right triangle trigonometry, law of sines and law of cosines.

In attaining these goals, students will begin to see the "big picture" of mathematics and understand how numeric, algebraic, and geometric concepts are woven together to build a foundation for higher mathematical thinking.

State: National
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Category: Math
Course Length: Semester

Earth and Space Science

Earth and Space Science

03060200 TX

Earth Science is a basic science course intended to further explore the designs and patterns of our planet. This course covers such areas as the origin, history, and structure of the earth. It also covers forces that cause change on the earth and features of the earth including the crust, water, atmosphere, weather, and climate. Earth science wraps up with astronomy and a study of all the planets, the solar system, and galaxies. The course strives to teach that each feature of the earth interacts with the others in many critical ways, and the study of these relationships is important to humanity.

Students at this level should show development in their understanding of scientific inquiry. Some of the units contain experiments and projects that seek to develop meaning and to actively engage the student. The continued exposure to science concepts and scientific inquiry will serve to improve the students' skill and understanding.

Upon completion of the course, students should be able to do the following:

  • Gain increased awareness about where Earth came from, how Earth functions and sustains life, and how the many systems and processes of Earth rely on and balance one another.

  • Improve scientific evaluation skills and apply them to the study of Earth's physical geography and dynamic processes.

  • Discover tools that allow for the study of Earth and its further exploration.

State: Texas
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Category: Science
Course Length: Year