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STEM Behind Hollywood: TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition
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Summary: Texas Instruments created a set of exciting activities for the TI-Nspire called STEM Behind Hollywood. Christopher "Kerm Martian" Mitchell of Cemetech is working to port them all to the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition
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Begin: October 4, 2014
Completed: February 9, 2015
Click any STEM Behind Hollwood activity for the TI-84+CSE to learn more about it
Zombie Apocalypse I Zombie Apocalypse II Earth Impact! Body of Evidence Science Friction!

Zombie Apocalypse Part 1

Students will learn about virulence, the spread of disease, and the structure and function of the brain while investigating a zombie apocalypse. 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 lessons about epidemiology and human anatomy that the TI-Nspire activity provides.

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Zombie Apocalypse Part 1 Activity for TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition

Zombie Apocalypse Part 2

In Zombie Apocalypse Part 2, students learn about virology, prions, titrations, acids and bases, and pH while trying to cure victims of a virulent "zombie virus". This activity follows a team of scientists battling the zombie outbreak from Zombie Apocalypse Part 1 as they try to understand the nature of the infection and design a cure. Students can explore two titration simulations that explore the effect of the molecular makeup of a solution on its pH, the effect of pH on protein folding, and more. A third simulation lets students investigate the effectiveness of different dosages used to try to cure zombies.

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Zombie Apocalypse Part 2 Activity for TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition

Earth Impact!

In Earth Impact!, students learn about gravitational force while they work to keep an asteroid from striking the Earth. This port of the Earth Impact! 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 lessons about Newton's law of universal gravitation, density, force, and other STEM topic that the TI-Nspire activity provides. Besides the on-calculator activity itself, it includes thorough teacher notes and a student handout, both heavily adapted from TI's original material.

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Earth Impact! Activity for the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition

Body of Evidence

A decomposing body is found in a field, and your students need to play the role of a forensic anthropologist identifying the victim. Students will learn about forensic techniques, the stages of decomposition, and the STEM jobs involved in identifying bodies as they help solve this case. This is a direct translation of TI's STEM Behind Hollywood activity, "Body of Evidence", for the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition. Made for Doors CSE 8.1 or higher, it provides the same fun, real-world lessons about forensic science.

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Body of Evidence Activity for the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition

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. This port of the Science Friction 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 fun lessons about friction and forces in the context of student-friendly superheroes and villains.

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Science Friction! Activity for the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition