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 West Virgnia College- and Career-Readiness Standards and Next Generation Content Standards and Objectives.

Odysseyware has several courses that have been approved by the West Virginia Department of Education and are included on the Official State Multiple List of Instructional Materials.

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 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

Integrated Physics and Chemistry

Integrated Physics and Chemistry

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 course are matter, motion and forces, work and energy, electricity and magnetism, and waves. Throughout the course, students will have opportunities to observe simulations, investigate ideas, and solve problems, both online and away from the computer.
Explorations in Physical Science: Students will employ the scientific method, measurements and calculations to conduct experiments.

  • The Structure of Matter: Students will explore the structure of matter, including atomic structure, elements, compounds, and mixtures.
  • Matter and Change: Students will explore the chemical changes that matter can go through.
  • States of Matter: Students will explore the states of matter and the process that matter goes through for its state to change.
  • Motion and Forces: Students will describe the motion of objects, Newton’s laws that predict that motion, and how the motion is measured.
  • Work and Energy: Students will explore various types of energy, simple machines, and the work that they can do.
  • Heat Flow: Students will describe heat, heat flow, and the laws of thermodynamics, as well as explore uses of heat flow.
  • Electricity and Magnetism: Students will explore the relationship between electricity and magnetism.
  • Waves: Students will explore the properties and characteristics of waves.
  • Chemistry and Physics in Our World: Students will discuss how chemistry and physics are at work in our daily lives and explore basic astronomical principles.

State: National
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
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

Chemistry

Chemistry

Chemistry is intended to provide a more in-depth study of matter and its interactions. In preceding years students should have developed an understanding for the macroscopic properties of substances and been introduced to the microstructure of substances. This chemistry course will expand upon that knowledge, further develop the microstructure of substances and teach the symbolic and mathematical world of formulas, equations, and symbols.The major concepts covered are measurement in chemistry, atomic structure, chemical formulas and bonding, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, gases, chemical equilibrium, and organic chemistry. 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 the student and actively engage the student. The continued exposure of science concepts and scientificinquiry will serve to improve the student's skill and understanding.Chemistry should be preceded by an Algebra I course and preceded or accompanied by an Algebra II course.

  • Measurement and Analysis: Students will explore different types of laboratory measurements.
  • Starting the Investigation: How to Identify Elements, Compounds, and Mixtures: Students will explore the chemical and physical properties of elements, compounds, and mixtures.
  • Exploring Laws for Gases and Conservation of Mass: Students will explore the kinetic molecular theory, the gas laws and the conservation of mass.
  • The Discovery of Atoms: Nature’s Building Blocks: Students will describe the history and current atomic theory.
  • Molecular Structure:Students will explore stoichiometry, chemical bonding, and polar properties.
  • Chemical Reactions, Rates and Equilibrium: Students will observe chemical changes, reaction rates, and factors that affect equilibrium. 
  • Equilibrium Systems: Students will explore solutions and equilibrium systems.
  • Carbon Chemistry: Hydrocarbons:Students will describe organic compounds and saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons.
  • Carbon Chemistry: Functional Groups:Students will explore and describe the functional groups in hydrocarbons.

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

Mathematics 800

Mathematics 800

Mathematics 800 is an introductory algebra course designed to prepare junior-high school students for Algebra I. The course focuses on strengthening needed skills in problem solving, integers, equations, and graphing. Students will begin to see the "big picture" of mathematics and learn how numeric, algebraic, and geometric concepts are woven together to build a foundation for higher mathematical thinking.

  • The Real Number System: Student will explore different properties of numbers, and how to use them to simplify expressions and formulas to make computations easier.
  • Modeling Problems in Integers: Student will translate and solve one-step equations, or two-step equations in context, and check solutions for reasonableness, using the order of operations, and by substituting values for variables.
  • Modeling Problems with Rational Numbers: Student will add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals, fractions, and mixed numbers with variables, likes, and unlike denominators to solve one and two-step word problems.
  • Proportional Reasoning: Student will convert between fractions, decimals, and percent’s, and compare them, and identify similar and congruent figures and their corresponding parts and solve for missing measures.
  • More with Functions: Student will identify the parts of a line or quadratic equation and be able to graph it, and explore arithmetic and geometric sequences, as well as exponential growth and decay.
  • Measurement: Student will explore relationships between sets of lines and the angles they create, understand and use the Pythagorean theorem, and identify characteristics of polygons.
  • Plane Geometry: Student will determine how to calculate areas of common polygons, identify different transformations and how to determine the type and original image location.
  • Measures of Solid Figures: Student will calculate surface area and volume of different objects and solve for missing measures of 3 dimensional figures when given surface area or volume and explain the relationship between surface area and volume.
  • Data Analysis: Student will identify the mean, median, mode, range, lower quartile, and upper quartile of different data sets and construct the best display of the information.
  • Probability: Student will identify all the possible outcomes of a given situation using combinations, permutations, and probability, and determine if events are dependent or independent.

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

Mathematics 700

Mathematics 700

Mathematics 700 is designed to prepare junior-high students for Pre-algebra. This course focuses on strengthening needed skills in problem solving, number sense, and proportional reasoning. It also introduces students to integers, equations, and geometric concepts. Students will begin to see the "big picture" of mathematics and learn how numeric, algebraic, and geometric concepts are woven together to build a foundation for higher mathematical thinking.

  • Integers: Students will learn how to locate, add, subtract, multiply, and divide integers to solve word problems, as well as compare integers using absolute value and the order of operation.
  • Fractions: Students will understand how fractions can be written into other forms without changing their value, and how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions.
  • Decimals: Students will explore how to rewrite fractions as decimals, and how to use decimals to solve real-world problems.
  • Patterns and Equations: Students will learn how to translate words into equations and use them to solve number patterns.
  • Ratios and Proportions: Students will explore how to use ratios to compare numbers, solve proportions, and convert between percent’s, decimals, and fractions.
  • Probability and Graphing: Students will be able to determine the probability of an event, and if they are independent or dependent events, as well as create a graph of an equation
  • Data Analysis: Students will learn how to interpret statistics using stem-and-leaf plots, histograms, and other graphical means.
  • Geometry: Students will explore how points, lines, and planes interact and how to solve equations using their information.
  • Measurement and Area: Students will learn about finding perimeters and areas of different polygons and using the Pythagorean theorem to solve problems.
  • Surface Area and Volume: Students will explore three-dimensional figures and how to find their surface area, volume of them.

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

Earth Science

Earth Science

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 containexperiments 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.

  • Origin of the Earth: Students will explore the theories of the origin of the universe and the Earth.
  • History of the Earth: Students will explore methods for determining the age of the Earth and its geologic history.
  • Dynamic Structure of Earth: Students will explore the changes and cycles constantly affecting the Earth.
  • Forces and Features of Earth: Students will learn about the forces at work on the Earth, such as earthquakes and volcanoes and how to use maps.
  • Features of Earth’s Crust: Students will learn about rocks, minerals and other resources.
  • Shaping Earth’s Crust:Students will explore the forces that shape the Earth’s crust, such as weathering and erosion, and other constructive and destructive forces.
  • Earth’s Water: Students will explore the water cycle and the different bodies of water on the Earth.
  • Earth’s Atmosphere: Students will explore the make-up of the Earth’s atmosphere and the impact of humans on the atmosphere.
  • Earth’s Weather and Climate: Students will explore weather and climate and how to measure and predict weather.
  • Astronomy: Students will explore the solar system and other celestial bodies in the universe.

State: National
Grade Level: 8, 9
Category: Science
Course Length: Year

Biology

Biology

Biology is intended to expose students to the designs and patterns of living organisms and their interactions with the environment. In preceding years, students should have developed a foundational understanding of life sciences. Expanding on that, this Biology course will incorporate more abstract knowledge. The student’s understanding should encompass both the micro and macro aspects of life, and this biology course includes both. The major concepts covered are taxonomy, the chemical basis of life, cellular structure and function, genetics, microbiology, plant structure and function, animal structure and function, and ecology and the environment.

Students at this level should show development in their understanding of scientific inquiry. The units contain experiments and projects that seek to develop a deeper conceptual meaning for students and that actively engage them. The continued exposure of science concepts and scientific inquiry will serve to improve the students’ skills and understanding. Biology should be preceded or accompanied by an Algebra I course.

  • Biology: The Study of Life: Students will learn the scientific method, identify the characteristics of life, and how living organisms are classified.
  • Biochemistry: Students will explore the chemicals and reactions of life.
  • Cells: Students will identify the structure and functions of plant and animal cells.
  • Cell Energy: Students will explore the energy flow in cells and ecosystems, including photosynthesis and cellular respiration.
  • Cell Division and Reproduction: Students will explore the processes involved in cell division and reproduction.
  • Genetics and Heredity: Students will learn about genetics, heredity, and the patterns and evidence of evolution.
  • Microbiology and Biodiversity: Students will examine the different kingdoms, Protista, fungi, plantae, and Animalia
  • Plants: Students will recognize that plants create their own energy via photosynthesis, how plants grow and reproduce, and their uses.
  • Animals and Humans: Students will learn the body systems of animals and humans.•Ecology and the Environment: Students will explore the interactions between living organisms and the environment.

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