From zombies and superheroes to crime drama and space, Hollywood’s blockbuster genres rely on real-world science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to bring the magic to life on the big screen.
STEM Behind Hollywood is an exciting new program created by TI with the assistance of the Science & Entertainment Exchange, a program of the National Academy of Sciences, to get students excited about STEM education and careers.
Crack the code and reveal
the clues that explore:
- Equations of lines through points
- Midpoints of segments
- Equations of perpendicular lines
- Intersections of lines
Discover the secret by connecting concepts
in cryptography, algebra and geometry of
Entertaining a new focus on STEM education
Scientists and experts who consult on Hollywood films and TV worked alongside leading math and science educators to create free classroom activities for TI-Nspire™ CX handhelds, TI-Nspire™ Teacher and Student Software, and TI-Nspire™ Apps for iPad®.
These activities center around the math and science behind Hollywood themes like zombies, superheroes, space and forensics, and they give students the chance to solve problems just like real-life scientists using the concepts behind their favorite movies and TV shows.
Hollywood & STEM experts
Meet the behind-the-scenes scientists who are helping inspire middle and high school students to think about math and science in new ways.
Steve Schlozman, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry,
Harvard Medical School
The Bishops School
Randii Wessen, Ph.D.
Senior Technical Staff Member,
California Institute of Technology’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Diane L. France, Ph.D.
Human Identification Laboratory of Colorado