Two and a half weeks ago, we announced Earth Impact! activity for the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition from TI Education's STEM Behind Hollywood series. Back in early 2014, we presented the teaching community's overwhelmingly positive reaction to the Zombie Apocalypse TI-Nspire activity, and I am happy to now present Zombie Apocalypse Part 1 for the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition.
In Zombie Apocalypse Part 1, students learn about epidemiology and human anatomy in the context of a virulent "zombie virus". They explore the spread of diseases, what the virulence of a disease means for its success, the structure and function of parts of the human brain, and the roles of vaccines and immunization. This port of the Zombie Apocalypse Part 1 activity brings the excitement and education of TI's STEM Behind Hollywood program to the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition. Made for Doors CSE 8.1 or higher, it provides the same engrossing facts, simulations, pictures, and assessments. Besides the on-calculator activity itself, it includes thorough teacher notes and a student handout, both heavily adapted from TI's original material. We would love to hear your feedback in the attached topic if you use this activity in your own classroom, and after a brief hiatus to create calculator-based programming and electronics lessons, we plan to soon port Zombie Apocalypse Part 2: The Humans Strike Back to the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition. We tip our hats deeply to Texas Instruments and their hard work in creating the original material for this activity.