Shmoop Releases Suite of Core Science Courses for High School

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Shmoop's NGSS-aligned science courses offer comprehensive curriculum that can be completed online or in a live classroom.

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The goal of our science courses is to provide full science curriculum like you might find in a brick and mortar school, but with the convenience of online learning. We want to engage students while still offering the rigor expected by national standards.

Why can't humans be cloned? Why doesn't the rollercoaster fall off the tracks on the loop-de-loop? And why does that Coke can always explode at the most inopportune time? Most of the mysteries of life can be answered with science. And that's why high schoolers need to get their bearings before heading out into the real world.

Shmoop (http://www.shmoop.com), a digital publisher known for its award-winning test prep and certified online courses, now offers a full suite of NGSS-aligned online science courses. They cover all the core subjects—biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, and physical science—and even dig into electives like astronomy, human physiology, and dinosaurs. Because who doesn't want to be the next Alan Grant?

Each online course is broken into lessons, which begin with an introduction and reading, serving as an online textbook. Each lesson includes at least one engaging, rigorous activity for students to complete. And because assessment is the name of the game, quizzes, unit tests, and cumulative projects allow teachers to be sure each student's progress is accounted for. Shmoop's Biology, Chemistry, and Physics courses are even credit recovery-enabled.

"The goal of our science courses is to provide full science curriculum like you might find in a brick and mortar school, but with the convenience of online learning," says Ellen Siminoff, CEO of Shmoop. "We want to engage students while still offering the rigor expected by national standards."

Students and teachers looking for individual and small group access can subscribe to Shmoop, gaining access to hundreds of online courses, while schools and districts can get bulk discounts on already below-market-rate materials by contacting sales(at)shmoop(dot)com.

About Shmoop

Shmoop offers hundreds of thousands of pages of original content. Their Online Courses, Test Prep, Teaching Guides, Learning Guides, and interactive Study Tools are written by teachers and experts and balance a teen-friendly, approachable style with academically rigorous concepts. Shmoop sees 15 million unique visitors a month across desktop and mobile. The company has won numerous awards from EdTech Digest, Tech & Learning, and the Association of Educational Publishers. Launched in 2008, Shmoop makes the magic happen from a labradoodle-patrolled office in Mountain View, California.

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