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Pearson Brings Digital STEM Courses to NovaNet
Pearson has added four new courses to NovaNet, its digital learning platform for students in grades 6 through 12, as well as adult learners.
NovaNet's multimedia platform combines the extensive standards-aligned content offered by Pearson subsidiary Prentice Hall with videos, animations, interactive activities, and virtual labs. The four new courses include:
- Physical Science
- 98 multimedia lessons;
- Videos demonstrating real-world applications of scientific principles and concepts;
- Writing on science topics;
- "Science in Your Life" lessons to explore how concepts learned from course lessons can be applied in the real world.
- Earth Science:
- 85 multimedia lessons;
- Interactive diagrams and illustrations;
- Timeline of milestones in geology;
- Glossary of terms, including audio pronunciation;
- Vocabulary activities for mastery of course terminology and concepts.
- 95 multimedia lessons;
- Interactive periodic table of elements;
- Embedded links to more detailed information;
- Practice questions;
- Real-world science examples and data;
- Instruction on lab safety.
- Algebra 1:
- 76 video-driven lessons;
- Key algebraic concepts, including equations, basic and advanced functions, graphing, and factoring;
- Integrated support to help students understand and correctly apply concepts to problem solving.
Further information on NovaNet's courseware and features can be found here. Further information on Pearson digital STEM courses can be found here.
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