At last, all five of TI Education's STEM Behind Hollywood activities for the TI-Nspire are available for the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition! Over the past four months, I have been porting the exciting STEM Behind Hollywood activities to the TI-84+CSE using the Hybrid BASIC functions in Doors CSE 8, and with today's release of Science Friction for the TI-84 Plus C SE, the complete set is available for both the TI-84 Plus C SE and the TI-Nspire. The TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition versions replicate all the lessons about friction, forensics, anatomy, chemistry, astrophysics, gravity, and more, with engaging plots and interactive simulations for students to explore. I am thrilled to complete the set of TI-84 Plus C SE STEM Behind Hollywood activities with the release of Science Friction for the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition.
In Science Friction, students will learn about static and kinetic friction and Newton's second and third laws of motion in this superhero-centric activity. After students get a background in how mass, normal force, and the coefficient of friction are related, they play the role of the henchperson to a villainous civil engineer trying to sabotage a new bridge. They must spray a concrete roadway with oil, water, or ice to stop the hero from saving the bridge, using their knowledge of friction to figure out the best substance to use.
Made for Doors CSE 8.1 or higher, Science Friction for the TI-84+CSE provides the same fun, real-world lessons about friction and Newton's second and third laws of motion as the TI-Nspire activity. 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. We respectfully salute Texas Instruments and their hard work in creating the original material for this activity. We hope we'll have a chance to work with TI more closely as we continue to bring educational activities and programs to the ever-popular TI-84 Plus Silver Edition, and anticipate bringing STEM Behind Hollywood to the new TI-84 Plus CE as soon as our real jobs permit.