Mastering Astronomy

Help your students visualize the universe

With Narrated Figures and Visual Activities.

New Narrated Figures expand on the figures in the text with narration and animation, and include pause and respond questions to engage students in a deeper understanding of the topic. Visual Activities help students build skills in interpreting visuals while hints and specific wrong-answer feedback guide them to a deeper understanding of their significance in astronomy.

Provide a conceptual understanding of tough topics

MasteringAstronomy features a wide variety of formats with interactive questions and visuals to help solidify understanding of key concepts

Process of Science Tutorials, Self-Guided Tutorials, Ranking Tasks, and Sorting Tasks provide students with a deep understanding of the toughest topics in astronomy.

Help your students get prepared for lecture

Get students up to speed before they come to class with a variety of question types that reinforce important astronomy concepts

Pre-lecture Reading Questions and Quizzes ensure that students read the textbook prior to lecture, helping to keep them on track and engaged in class. Pre-built quizzes are easy to assign quickly and can be customized to match the way you teach your course.

Learning Catalytics

A “bring your own device” student engagement, assessment, and classroom intelligence system

This video, featuring co-founders Eric Mazur and Brian Lukoff of Harvard University, explains how Learning Catalytics helps instructors analyze students’ critical-thinking skills during lecture.

Mastering® is the most effective, widely used online tutorial, homework, and assessment system for science courses. It is designed with the single purpose of helping students reach more moments of true understanding that lead to better results. Mastering coaches students through personalized learning experiences, while collecting diagnostic information to support data-driven, just-in-time teaching.

Pearson MyLab and Mastering series delivers engaging online solutions that include customizable content and highly personalized, adaptive study paths, responsive learning tools, and real-time evaluation and diagnostics.