Astronomy and Physical Science

Connect for Astronomy and Physical Science

Deliver, personalize and measure your course with ease. With Connect, get a set of course management, reporting, and student learning tools combined with industry-leading support, all designed to enhance your unique voice and teaching style. Designed to introduce relevancy and increase student engagement, Connect for Astronomy and Physical Science will help you unlock student potential with its unmatched digital content.

Connect for Astronomy and Physical Science Features

Connect Overview

Connect strengthens the link between faculty, students and coursework. Watch to learn more.


Available within Connect, SmartBook 2.0 personalizes learning to individual student needs, continually adapting to pinpoint knowledge gaps and focus learning on concepts requiring additional study. For instructors, SmartBook tracks student progress and provides insights that guide teaching strategies and advanced instruction, for a more dynamic class experience.

Virtual Labs

Our flexible and interactive online lab simulations keep students engaged while boosting confidence and comprehension, anywhere, anytime.

Question Bank

Enhance the learning experience and go beyond multiple choice with fully editable customizable auto-graded assignments that also offer the ability to provide instant feedback to students.

Save time and gain student insights. Connect provides customizable reports on student performance, learning outcomes, at-risk students, and integrates easily with LMS gradebooks

Application-Based Activities

Application Based Activities prepare students for the real world using highly interactive, assignable exercises that boost engagement and provide a safe space to apply concepts to course-specific problems. Each ABA involves the application of multiple concepts, providing the ability to synthesize information and use critical-thinking skills to solve realistic scenarios.

STEM Prep Modules

Offer students a self-guided refresher on prerequisite topics and skills, such as basic math, decimal places, fractions, and more.

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Stellarium exercises in Connect for Astronomy

Stellarium Exercises and Projects allow students to connect a wide variety of astronomical ideas and connect them to the visible sky by using open-source planetarium program Stellarium. In addition, exercises are mapped to key topics using Stellarium and are autograded.

Case Studies

Connect for Physics with Inclusive Access increases the number of students who earn A’s B’s and C’s by providing day-one access to materials and by keeping students engaged in learning

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