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Textbook replacements, labs, lessons, simulations, and projects that promote active and personalized learning. Inspark is a global network of educators creating and sharing next-generation courseware.
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Intro Biology
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ChemLabs
Pre, Gen Chem I & II, GOB
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BioBeyond Intro Biology
An introductory biology course designed through cross-institutional collaboration. This course teaches learners how to use biology to answer the question "How do we find life in the universe?” Students explore foundational concepts in order to explore the our planet and the stars, making observations, testing hypotheses, and learning how life works. The course evaluates student progress through continuous assessment, for a high-impact fully online course.
ChemLabs Pre, Gen Chem I & II, GOB
Built in partnership with by Oregon State University, this is a suite of labs that can be customized, or used as is, to meet the needs of your institution. There are 28 labs available.
HabWorlds Astrobiology
A general education science course that asks "Is there life in the universe?" and teaches students how to explore the formation of stars, planets, Earth, life, intelligence, and civilization.
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Science for Citizens
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Living On The Edge
Intro Geology
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Intro Chemistry
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Science for Citizens
The interactive and multidisciplinary approach of this course is particularly appealing to non-science majors. Content and concepts derive from the natural sciences, psychology and paradigms of critical thought. Case studies and claims are tied to medicine, environmental policy, UFOs, extra-sensory perception (ESP) and mysterious creatures like the Loch Ness Monster.
Living On The Edge Intro Geology
Living On The Edge is a 3-credit general education course, built around the driving question “Is there a safe place to live on Earth?”. It has a strong focus on critical thinking and data-driven discovery of recent disasters
Critical Chemistry Intro Chemistry
From the award-winning Inspark team comes the latest way to teach introductory chemistry in a blended or fully online setting. Engage your students in immersive case studies that will push them to make connections between foundational concepts and real-world situations. Your students will take an active role in finding solutions that directly impact the health of individuals and communities, exploring topics such as nutrition, treating cancer, and safeguarding water supplies. With mini math lessons, interactive PhET simulations, and problem sets, this course provides everything you need to teach introductory chemistry.
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Solar Systems
Intro Astronomy
Lessons
Science Writing
General chemistry
Lecture Prep Lessons
Anatomy & Physiology
Intro Anatomy
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Solar Systems Intro Astronomy
What are exoplanets like and where do we find them? In this general education astronomy course, students learn to explore the galaxy to find and characterize planetary systems. Students will study how exoplanets are discovered, including creating hypotheses about planetary conditions based on observable data.
Science Writing General chemistry
Complementary courseware, designed for General Chemistry Lab, that addresses the need for many students to improve their writing fundamental skill level, while also helping them develop the new writing skills that are expected of successful scientists. Consists of six (6) adaptive and interactive lessons (3 hours of learner time) targeting research & citation, data analysis and writing in science through modeling, shared writing, independent practice and reflection. Humor is used to create stickiness and diffuse serious nature of the content.
Anatomy & Physiology Intro Anatomy
The A&P Primer consists of seven (7) interactive and adaptive lessons to provide students with the foundational concepts to be successful in an Anatomy & Physiology I course. This 4-5 hours of learner time can be used before the first day of class or during the first few days or weeks.
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Global Challenges
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To Be Welcoming
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Galapagos Exploration
High School Biology
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Global Challenges
Global Challenges: Promise and Peril in the 21st Century is a complete online course and textbook replacement that asks these questions: “what are the key challenges we face now and through the next 25-40 years?” and “what are we going to do to solve complex problems that require interdisciplinary approaches?” This online course is project based, pushing the boundaries of an online high-impact practice (HIP) for students in their first year and beyond. It also relies on open-educational resources (OER) from a variety of disciplines, making it suitable for all majors. Full textbook-replacement, geared toward a 3- or 4-credit course, there is a project-based approach to learning, emphasizing critical thinking skills.
To Be Welcoming
To Be Welcoming is a 15-module course developed by ASU in partnership with Starbucks. The course strives to provide tools needed to combat bias.
Galapagos Exploration High School Biology
Living On The Edge is a 3-credit general education course, built around the driving question “Is there a safe place to live on Earth?”. It has a strong focus on critical thinking and data-driven discovery of recent disasters.
Infiniscope — A Partner Channel
Virtual Field Trip
Where are the Small Worlds?
Virtual Field Trip
The Mystery of Blacktail Canyon
Exploratory Activity
What are Small Worlds?
Exploratory Activity
Kepler's Laws
Virtual Field Trip
Earliest Record of Life
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First Multicellular Organisms
Earliest Record of Life
Go on an expedition to explore the Dresser Formation and search for evidence of the earliest forms of life on Earth. See how this evidence from the rock record on Earth may help us find life elsewhere in the Solar System.
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First Multicellular Organisms
Deep in the hills of the Flinders Ranges in South Australia the Ediacara fauna appear in the rock record and evolve in three distinct steps. Then suddenly, just before the Cambrian Explosion, they universally disappear. Take the journey, and learn about what is known, what is uncertain, and the mysteries that remain.
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Kepler's Laws
Observe the apparent motion of planets and other bodies as they orbit each other. Measure their speed at different points to calculate their period. Then see if you can apply these laws to determine the orbits of the new worlds that you discover!
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Where are the Small Worlds?
Explore the view of our solar system from the perspective of the Sun and collect data on small worlds. Observe the motion of different worlds to determine their location in the solar system. Then launch probes to search these small worlds to find the hidden caches and collect the astrocoins inside. Can you find them all?
The Mystery of Blacktail Canyon
Explore Grand Canyon, AZ using a virtual field trip (VFT). Observe the rock record and what these rocks reveal about the life and environments of the past. Apply investigation techniques to the search for life in the solar system.
What are Small Worlds?
Explore a number of different small worlds throughout the solar system. Use space probes to determine their composition and group them into different categories based on their common characteristics. Can you find some that share characteristics with our home planet of Earth?
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