W.W. Norton
Tools and Interactives

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In the game, students are asked to choose one of the ship’s seven scientific analysis tools, each based on a central concept in the introductory astronomy course, to solve challenges. Twenty-nine Interactive Simulations, available for use as reference tools within the game, introduce basic concepts through multiple representations. Learn More
Tools and Interactives
Interactive Star Chart

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The Interactive Star Chart allows students to travel between objects in our universe. Populated with well-studied celestial objects, the Star Chart supports instructors’ goal of helping students develop an intuitive sense of the scale of the universe.
Interactive Star Chart
Developed by Experts

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The videogame is the product of collaboration among experts in game-based learning, video-game design, and teaching introductory astronomy. W. W. Norton teamed up with astronomers Jeff Bary (Colgate University) and Adam Frank (University of Rochester), plus the Learning Games Network and GEAR Learning, to create a game for introductory astronomy students.
Developed by Experts
Data for Instructors

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Instructors can track student behavior at key decision points, as well as time on task, to assess how well students understand the underlying concepts, where individual students are struggling and to assign a grade. The Instructor’s Manual provides ideas for meaningfully integrating the game into your course.
Data for Instructors