Education Technology

Rare Diseases,
Hopeful Research

Students explore, observe and reason with the STEM practices of medical research.

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Previously Released Activities

Inspiring careers that improve lives

Texas Instruments and Sanford Health, a nationally renowned non-profit healthcare system, are collaborating to produce STEM Behind Health, a series of free activities for TI-Nspire™ technology. Each activity puts your students on the leading edge of medical research and challenges them to think critically about practical applications of science, technology, engineering and math. The activities present important STEM concepts in the context of real people coping with real diseases — a deeply meaningful perspective that can inspire students to pursue educations and careers that change lives for the better.

A deeply relevant look at STEM

Peter Balyta, Ph.D., president of Texas Instruments Education Technology, introduces STEM Behind Health, a series of TI-Nspire™ activities that encourage students to engage in the math and science of
research into disease causes, treatments and potential cures.

Previously released activities

Breast Cancer:
WhenGood DNA Goes Bad

This TI Nspire™ problem-based learning simulation takes students inside the real world of cancer research, diagnostics and treatment.

Biology: Hare Today, Gone Tom

Zombie-and-human is not the only predator-and-prey relationship in the world. Explore the population.

Biology: The River of Life

Understanding of the inner workings of the human body could be a critical still during the zombie apocalypse.

Biology: Hare Today, Gone Tom

Zombie-and-human is not the only predator-and-prey relationship in the world. Explore the population.

Biology: The River of Life

Understanding of the inner workings of the human body could be a critical still during the zombie apocalypse.

Statistics: Blocking Introduction

Investigate the effectiveness of t two mosquito sprays using different experimental designs: Who knows?

Hollywood and STEM Experts

Meet the behind-the-scenes scientists who are helping to inspire middle and high school students to think about math and science in new ways.

Steve Schlozman, M.D.

Zombie Expert

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry,
Harvard Medical School

Diane L. France, Ph.D.
D-ABFA

Forensics Expert

Forensic Anthropologist Director,
Human Identification Laboratory of Colorado

Adam Weiner

Superheroes

Physics Educator,
The Bishops School

Randii Wessen, Ph.D.

Space Expert

Senior Technical Staff Member,
California Institute of Technology’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory