For teachers: Background | References | Standards


These are the National Science Education Standards that the Solar Supernova game meets as well as the grade levels associated with the individual standards.

Unifying Concepts and Processes Standard (9-12)

  • Systems, order, and organization
  • Evidence, models, and explanation
  • Change, constancy, and measurement
  • Evolution and equilibrium
  • Form and function

Science as Inquiry Standards (9-12)

  • Understanding of scientific concepts
  • An appreciation of "how we know" what we know in science
  • Understanding the nature of science
  • Skills necessary to become independent inquirers about the natural world.

Physical Science Standards

  • Structure and properties of matter (9-12)
  • Conservation of energy and increase in disorder (9-12)
  • Interactions of energy and matter (9-12)

Earth and Space Science Standards

  • Origin and evolution of the universe (9-12)

History and Nature of Science Standards

  • Science as a human endeavor (9-12)
  • Nature of scientific knowledge (9-12)