The course focuses on the underlying concepts of science. Content coverage includes the scientific method, measurement in science, the human body, the nature of matter, humans and technology, and safety in science. The content will be presented in themes which in turn will draw upon students' understanding of themselves and their everyday experiences. The self-paced structure of the course will allow students to work through the material at a pace suitable to their individual needs. The course is designed to incorporate theoretical and practical components of science, including simple experiments that can be carried out at home and the use of multimedia materials to enhance presentation of the course. The course is designed to increase student problem solving skills in the subject area.