STEM of the Living Dead
Zombie Apocalypse, a Hollywood-inspired
"We know that zombies aren't real, but after talking with Dr. Steve Schlozman, our resident zombie expert, I’m happy to report that there are tons of aspects of science that are involved in bringing zombies to life in Hollywood,” Mayim Bialik, Ph.D., actress, scientist and STEM advocate.
Dr. Schlozman, a Harvard Medical School professor who provides expert advice on zombies to filmmakers through The Science & Entertainment Exchange, shared his expertise with TI and leading math and science educators who developed the TI-Nspire™ activity Zombie Apocalypse for STEM Behind Hollywood.
This activity encourages students to engage with, visualize and grasp STEM concepts like the exponential growth of a zombie horde and how the growth turns into a characteristic ‘s’ curve from limited resources as the infection spreads through the human population.
The activity gives students an inside-look at STEM careers such as epidemiology by using modeling and graphs that the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control use to track the spread of infectious diseases.
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