Wrench’s Facts: Zombies and School

What kind of images do you recall when people mention “zombies”? Is it a slow-motion corpse with deep under-eye circles? Or is it an undead figure that has no control over his or her actions? Whatever it may be, you will need to add science and math into the picture now.

ImageMythical creatures, such as zombies, vampires and werewolves, have a huge presence in pop culture. Educators have found a way to liven up STEM (acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) classes by linking class material to relevant pop culture content. For example, educators can link zombie’s slow-motion and rage to neuroanatomy, which is the study of anatomy and nervous systems.

Incorporating the pop culture into class content can make learning serious science concepts much easier and more fun for students.

Will you want to take a science or math class that links class concepts to your favorite mythical creatures?

Credits: Photo by Kevin Dooley

2 Responses

  1. I think there should be a more active role with schools incorporating more pop culture references. Universities would gain a larger enrollment with the advent of creative minds at work imbuing their subject matter with zombies and the like. There would be greater interest as well!

    Anyway, those were my two cents. BTW, the picture is what drew me to this post. It’s so colorful and soon will be so relevant in the next few months!

    • Hi Jack, thank you so much for your feedback! We’re glad you enjoyed reading about zombies and how it relates to school content. Let us know if there is anything else that relates to the Eat My Dust game and content that you would like to read about!

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