PASCO Scientific Announces New Edition of Essential Physics Blended Learning Program for High School Physics at NSTA National Conference

Newest version of comprehensive curriculum incorporates the
award-winning PASCO Wireless Smart Cart and modular circuits to make
physics more interesting to students and more affordable for schools

ROSEVILLE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#STEM–This week at the National
Science Teachers Association
(NSTA) National Conference in Los
Angeles, PASCO®
is announcing the third edition of Essential
, a deeply digital curriculum that brings physics concepts to
life in ways that text and static images cannot. The only physics
textbook supported by an e-book with more than 100 interactive tools,
the new edition of Essential Physics also integrates modular circuits
from PASCO as well as the company’s SMART Cart, an all-in-one wireless
dynamics cart that makes the classroom study of forces and motion easy
and affordable.

Unlike other electronic versions of physics textbooks, the Essential
Physics e-book is page-for-page identical to the print textbook,
and it includes additional features such as audio for the entire book,
videos and animations, lab investigations, interactive equations, and an
infinite test bank. Developed completely in HTML5, the e-book works on
all major platforms from desktops to smartphones, with or without an
Internet connection, and it doesn’t require any software to be
installed. Combined with resources for teachers and optional equipment
for lab investigations, Essential Physics forms a seamless learning
system for mastering physics.

“To learn science, you have to do science. What’s unique about Essential
Physics is that it comes with everything we need to teach physics — and
teach it well,” said Dr. Cynthia T. Rudolph, secondary science
specialist for Charlotte-Mecklenburg
, which began using Essential Physics in fall 2016. “Our
teachers appreciate the way the lessons identify and correct
misconceptions, and the way the material is scaffolded to ensure student
success. Our students enjoy the interactivity, the simulations, and the
labs. The quality of the equipment is excellent, and it’s made
specifically for student use so it’s durable. Because the program is
all-inclusive, it gives teachers everything they need to outfit their

For information or a free trial of the Essential Physics e-book, visit
The third edition of Essential Physics will be available for sale in
July, and it will be released in 2018.

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PASCO Scientific
Leslie Eicher, APR, 314-965-1776