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STEM Behind Hollywood by Texas Instruments

STEM Behind Hollywood by Texas Instruments
Scientists and experts who consult on Hollywood films and TV worked alongside leading math and science educators to create free classroom activities for TI-Nspire CX™ handhelds, TI-Nspire™ Teacher and Student Software, and TI-Nspire™ Apps for iPad. These activities center around the math and science behind Hollywood themes like zombies, superheroes, space and forensics, and they give students the chance to solve problems just like real-life scientists using the concepts behind their favorite movies and TV shows. TI’s STEM education advocate Her role as one of TV’s most endearing nerds — Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory — is hardly a stretch for TI’s brand ambassador, the Emmy-nominated actress Mayim Bialik. “STEM Behind Hollywood introduces students to what it looks and feels like to be a scientist. We're making math and science from movies and TV come to life by giving the concepts a visual representation with TI-Nspire™ technology.”

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