Texas Instruments (TI) is launching “STEM Behind Hollywood,” a new education program developed with assistance from The Science & Entertainment Exchange, a program of the National Academy of Sciences, as well as actress, neuroscientist and STEM education advocate Mayim Bialik.
Aimed at getting middle and high school students excited about STEM subjects and careers, “STEM Behind Hollywood” offers a series of free online classroom activities available at www.stemhollywood.com that help teachers demonstrate the real-world concepts behind four popular Hollywood themes: Zombies, Space, Superheroes and Forensics.
Each activity can be downloaded to the TI-NspireTM CX graphing calculator, Student Software or TI-Nspire™ Apps for iPad®, allowing students to visualize and interact directly with sci-fi influenced representations of the math and science.
These activities were developed with the help of scientists and experts from The Science & Entertainment Exchange who consult on Hollywood films and TV shows to ensure the accuracy of science and mathematics depicted on screen.
Teachers, students and parents can visit www.stemhollywood.com to learn more about the “STEM Behind Hollywood” program, access the free activities, and sign up to receive notifications when new activities are available. A free trial of TI-Nspire CX computer software is available for students and teachers to use with the activities.