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TI Launches New Resource for Science Educators

Science Nspired Helps Teachers Bring Concepts to Life Using TI-Nspire Technology

DALLAS, Sept. 21, 2011/via PRNewswire/ -- Science teachers now have a new, free resource to help them quickly and effectively bring technology-based content into their biology, chemistry and physics classrooms. The Science Nspired Resource Center by Texas Instruments is a collection of online lessons and tools that enable educators to leverage TI-Nspire™ technology with ready-to-use lessons that cover essential science topics.

Science Nspired is available to educators via an online resource center and is organized by subjects, units and lesson modules. Preview videos of individual lessons make it easy to browse the variety of activities (including simulations and data collection labs), all designed to guide students to a deeper understanding of science concepts. Every lesson includes: teacher notes to help prepare and deliver the lesson; TI-Nspire documents to explore science concepts using TI-Nspire technology; and editable student worksheets that can be used as-is or customized for their students. The flexible lesson design not only supports an active, hands-on approach to learning science, but also helps to promote inquiry-based instruction. Lessons are aligned to textbooks as well as state and provincial curriculum and assessment standards.

"Today's students are more hands-on than ever before, and we're making it easier for students to explore challenging science concepts in more interactive and engaging ways," said Gayle Mujica, director of Texas Instruments T³™ - Teachers Teaching with Technology™ professional development organization.  "We're providing teachers with the tools and resources they need to teach science in a way that encourages students to delve into concepts more deeply."

For more information, visit the Science Nspired Resource Center at www.sciencenspired.com.

TI also provides fee-based professional development through its T³ professional development organization. Face-to face and/or online professional development options can be customized to meet the needs of individual educators, schools and districts. TI also offers a series of free webinars that cover a variety of technology skills that can be used in science subject areas such as chemistry and biology.

For more information about T³ professional development, visit http://education.ti.com/calculators/pd/US/.

About Texas Instruments
Education Technology , a business of Texas Instruments, provides a wide range of tools connecting the classroom experience with real-world applications, helping students and teachers to explore math and science interactively. TI's products and services are tested vigorously against recognized third-party research, which shows that the use of graphing calculators helps improve the mathematical skills of students and their attitudes toward mathematics. For more information, visit www.education.ti.com.

Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN) helps customers solve problems and develop new electronics that make the world smarter, healthier, safer, greener and more fun. A global semiconductor company, TI innovates through manufacturing, design and sales operations in more than 30 countries. For more information, visit www.ti.com.

CONTACT: Lynn Windle, Media Relations Manager, Texas Instruments, +1-972-917-2668, lwindle@ti.com