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21st Century Astronomy: Stars and Galaxies Loose Leaf + Digital Product License Key Folder with eBook, Video Game, Smartwork5, and Student Site, 6th Edition

  • Stacy Palen
  • Laura Kay
  • George Blumenthal
  • ISBN-10: 0393675599
  • ISBN-13: 9780393675597
  • 0 Pages | Best Buy Package
  • COPYRIGHT: 2019 Published
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About the Product

We learn best by doing. Informed by astronomy education research, the Sixth Edition reflects an emphasis on learning by doing. This emphasis is reinforced through thoughtful pedagogy and an innovative teaching and learning package. Students get to interact with astronomy while instructors receive the resources they need to incorporate active learning into the classroom.


  • THE SIXTH EDITION MAKES IT EVEN EASIER TO FACILITATE ACTIVE LEARNING The text and media truly engage students in doing astronomy—giving you more options for teaching an active course. Process of Science figures have been reimagined to provide clearer, more visually appealing representations of important discoveries. They are supported by assignments in Smartwork5 online assessment. A NEW Interactive Instructor’s Guide and a teaching blog from author Stacy Palen provide a wealth of ideas and resources for engaging students in the classroom.

  • ASSIGN “LEARNING BY DOING” OUTSIDE OF CLASS Smartwork5 allows you to easily assess students using interactive, visual content that works on a tablet or computer. Answer-specific feedback is provided for every problem in the course. It’s easy to get started with pre-made assignments created by Astro 101 teachers. And it’s also easy to customize—problems are sorted by learning objective and corresponding textbook feature.

  • A FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND VIDEOGAME FOR INTRODUCTORY ASTRONOMY Our award-winning At Play in the Cosmos videogame is the ultimate learning-by-doing tool. This app offers challenging yet fun ways to apply course concepts to complete missions and earn achievements. Student progress is reported so instructors can make the game part of the grade. Whether used before class to spark discussion, during class to promote collaboration, or after class to apply what they’ve learned, student feedback is overwhelmingly positive.

  • AN ACTIVITY WORKBOOK THAT PROMOTES CLASSROOM COLLABORATION The activity workbook, Learning Astronomy by Doing Astronomy, brings collaborative participation to the classroom through group activities. All activities are based on astronomy education research. Free when packaged with any Norton astronomy text, it is a truly distinctive supplement with undeniable value.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Thinking Like an Astronomer
Chapter 2: Patters in the Sky—Motions of the Earth and the Moon
Chapter 3: Motion of Astronomical Bodies
Chapter 4: Gravity and Orbits
Chapter 5: Light
Chapter 6: The Tools of the Astronomer
Chapter 7: The Formation of Planetary Systems
Chapter 13: Taking the Measure of Stars
Chapter 14: Our Star—The Sun
Chapter 15: The Interstellar Medium and Star Formation
Chapter 16: Evolution of Low-Mass Stars
Chapter 17: Evolution of High-Mass Stars
Chapter 18: Relativity and Black Holes
Chapter 19: Galaxies
Chapter 20: The Milky Way-A Normal Spiral Galaxy
Chapter 21: The Expanding Universe
Chapter 22: Cosmology
Chapter 23: Large-Scale Structure in the Universe
Chapter 24: Life