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 Utah Core Standards.

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.

HiSET® Test Prep

HiSET® Test Prep

OBJECTIVES

  • Identify the purpose of the HiSET test.
  • Describe the testing process and the different sections of the test.
  • Outline strategies for preparing for the test.
  • Describe how the test is scored.
  • Provide an overview of the different formats of the test and accommodations available to test takers.
  • Discuss costs and how to register for the test.

TOEIC [HISET®] IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK OF EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE (ETS). THIS PRODUCT IS NOT ENDORSED OR APPROVED BY ETS.

State: National, California, Florida, Georgia, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Washington
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Category: High School Completion
Course Length: Test Prep

GED® Test Prep

GED® Test Prep

OBJECTIVES

  • Identify the purpose of the GED and how to register.
  • Describe the testing process.
  • Outline strategies for preparing for the test.
  • Describe the opportunities waiting beyond the GED.

GED® IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK OF THE AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EDUCATION AND MAY NOT BE USED WITHOUT PERMISSION. THE GED® AND GED TESTING SERVICE® BRANDS ARE ADMINISTERED BY GED TESTING SERVICE LLC UNDER LICENSE. THIS WORK IS NOT AUTHORIZED, ENDORSED, OR LICENSED BY AMERICAN COUNSEL ON EDUCATION OR GED TESTING SERVICE, AND ANY REFERENCE TO “GED” IN THE TITLE OR BODY OF THIS WORK IS IN NO WAY INTENDED TO IMPLY AN AFFILIATION WITH, OR SPONSORSHIP BY, GED TESTING SERVICE OR ANY STATE OR ENTITY AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE GED® BRANDED GOODS OR SERVICES.

State: National, California, Florida, Georgia, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Washington
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Category: High School Completion
Course Length: Test Prep

ACT® Test Prep

ACT® Test Prep

After this course, you will have all the information you need to register, study for, and hopefully do well on the ACT.

Objectives of the course:

  • Understand the purpose of the ACT and how to register.
  • Describe the testing process.
  • Outline strategies for preparing for the test.
  • Understand the structure of the test
  • Strategize your approach to solving questions and problems on the test

* ACT is a registered trademark of ACT, Inc., which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product

State: National
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Category: College Entrance
Course Length: Test Prep

Science 800

Science 800

Science 800 is a basic intermediate course intended to expose students to the designs and patterns in the physical universe. This course expands on Science 600 and Science 700, providing a set of basic scientific skills and a broad survey of the major areas of science. Some of the areas covered in Science 800 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 containexperiments 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.

  • Our Atomic World: Students will use their main senses for observation of the world around them and describe the atomic structure of different elements.
  • Perceiving Things: Students will explore different quantities and how to measure them and use graphs to display and analyze data.
  • Physical Geology: Students will identify different types of geological changes.
  • Historical Geology: Students will discuss how the layers of the Earth’s crust can show history.
  • Oceanography: Students will describe the different parts of the ocean, both living and non-living.
  • Balance in Nature: Students will discuss the balance in nature regarding the various cycles.
  • Science and Tomorrow: Students will explore the relationship between science and society and its possible effects on the future.
  • The Solar System: Students will explore the solar system and its components.
  • Astronomy:Students will explore celestial bodies and describe how to make distance measurements and make observations of objects in the universe.

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

Science 700

Science 700

Science 700 is a basic intermediate course intended to expose students to the designs and patterns in the physical universe. This course expands on the Science 600 course, providing a set of basic scientific skills and a broad survey of the major areas of science. Some of the areas covered in Science 700 include the scientific method, overview of the four major areas of science,mathematics in science, astronomy, the atmosphere, natural cycles, weather and climate, human anatomy and physiology, and careers in science.The curriculum seeks to develop the students' ability to be aware of and participate in scientific inquiry. The units containexperiments 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.

  • Scientific Inquiry: Students will explore the processes of scientific inquiry, including the scientific method, data collection and analysis, and drawing conclusions, as well as the role that science plays in society.
  • Matter: Students will explore the makeup of matter, and its physical and chemical properties.
  • Energy and Motion: Students will explore the forms of energy, how it is transformed, and its relationship to motion.
  • Biology: Students will learn about living organisms, starting with cells, through tissues, up to organ systems, as well as homeostasis.
  • Health and Disease: Students will learn about what causes disease, how diseases can be prevented and making healthy living choices.
  • Genetics: Students will the basics of genetics, asexual and sexual reproduction, and the role genetics play in society.
  • Ecology and the Environment: Students will explore various ecosystems and biomes, and the interactions of animals and humans with the environment.
  • Earth Science: Students will explore the history and makeup of the earth and the processes that occur in, on, and above the earth.
  • Life Over Time:Students will learn about how life on earth has changed over time, including evolution, extinction, and speciation.

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

Science 600

Science 600

Science 600 is a basic intermediate course intended to expose students to the designs and patterns in the physical universe. This course expands on the Science 300-500 elementary courses, providing a broad survey of the major areas of science. Some of the areas covered in Science 600 include the study of plant and animal systems, plant and animal behavior, genetics, the structure of matter, light and sound, 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: National
Grade Level: 6
Category: Science
Course Length: Year

Science 500

Science 500

Science 500 is a basic elementary course intended to expose students to the designs and patterns in the physical universe. This course expands on the Science 300 and Science 400 courses, providing a broad survey of the major areas of science. Some of the areas covered in Science 500 include the study of cells, plants and animals, ecology, energy, geology, properties of matter, and the natural cycles of life. The curriculum seeks to develop the students' ability to understand and participate in scientific inquiry. The units contain experiments and projects to capitalize on the students’ natural curiosity. The students will explore, observe, and manipulateeveryday 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.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of cells and their structure, both plant and animal.
  • Differentiate between plants, animals, fungi, protozoa, and algae.
  • Explain interactions between different life forms.
  • Discuss various energy transformations.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of fossil types and the formation of fossils.
  • Describe the layers of the earth, landforms, and sources of change.
  • Understand natural cycles.

State: National
Grade Level: 5
Category: Science
Course Length: Year

Science 400

Science 400

Science 400 is a basic elementary course intended to expose students to the designs and patterns in the physical universe. This course builds on concepts taught in Science 300, providing a broad survey of the major areas of science. Some of the areas covered in Science 400 include the study of plants and animals, ecology, work and simple machines, electricity and magnetism,properties of water and matter, weather, the solar system, and the different spheres of earth.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. 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 different uses for plants.
  • Discuss the differences among the ways that various animals act.
  • Understand how people are responsible for preserving and conserving nature.
  • Explain the different types of simple machines.
  • Describe an electrical current and how it relates to magnetism.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the properties of water.
  • Observe weather and how it affects people.
  • Describe our solar system.
  • Discuss the three different spheres of the earth and how they interact.
  • Explain the changes in seasons and time.

State: National
Grade Level: 4
Category: Science
Course Length: Year

Science 300

Science 300

Science 300 is a basic elementary course intended to expose students to the designs and patterns in the physical universe. This course provides a broad survey of the major areas of science. Some of the areas covered in Science 300 include the human body, plants, animals, health and nutrition, matter, sound waves, earth science, and heat energy.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. Collectively, this should help students develop a subject-matter knowledge base.Upon completion of the course, students should be able to do the following:

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the systems in a human body.
  • Discuss the process a plant goes through in order to grow.
  • Explain the difference between types of animals.
  • Determine which eating and care habits are the healthiest for students.
  • Distinguish between the three phases of matter and describe their properties.
  • Explain how sound travels.
  • Describe why time and seasons change.
  • Discuss how rocks are formed and how they change.
  • Explain how heat is produced.

State: National
Grade Level: 3
Category: Science
Course Length: Year

Physics

Physics

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. The physics course 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.

  • Kinematics: Students will learn to use scalars and vectors to visualize and calculate concepts of motion.
  • Work and Energy: Students will demonstrate an understanding of how energy is transferred and changed from one form to another.
  • Introduction to Waves: Students will describe wave characteristics such as amplitude, velocity, wavelength, and frequency.
  • Light: Students will describe phenomena that characterize light as a wave and phenomena that characterize it as a particle.
  • Static Electricity: Students will understand that all electric charges produce an electric field around them
  • Electric Currents: Students will apply and solve problems using Ohm’s Law and Watt’s Law for both series and parallel circuits.
  • Magnetism: Students will describe the relationship between magnetism and electricity.
  • Atomic and Nuclear Physics: Students will acquire a general understanding of atomic theory, including fusion and fission.

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