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Nspire Technology

Nspire Technology

A uniquely dynamic platform for teaching and learning science, TI-Nspire™ technology is an exceptional tool for enhancing student engagement and understanding.

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  • TI-Nspire CX Handheld

    As teaching and learning tools, the handhelds deliver extraordinary performance in the classroom, lab and field with features that enable students to:

    • Collect data with simple plug-and-play sensors
    • Refresh the built-in TI Rechargeable Battery for reliable access in the field
    • Import images and overlay graphs to connect concepts with the real world
    • Enter formulas and expressions in proper scientific notation with the Chem Box feature

    The TI-Nspire CX handheld is approved for use on the SAT, ACT, AP Chemistry and AP Physics exams as well as many state tests.

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  • TI-Nspire CX CAS Handheld

    Powerful visualization accelerates student understanding of critical concepts that bridge disciplinary boundaries such as cause-and-effect; scale, proportion and density; and structure and function.

    The TI-Nspire™ CX CAS handhelds enable students to explore the world around them through the same practices real-life scientists use, such as modeling; planning and executing experiments; collecting, analyzing and interpreting data; and engaging in evidence-based discourse.

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  • TI-Nspire Software

    Delivering the same functionality as TI-Nspire handhelds, this software enables educators to present concepts; create, save and transfer interactive simulations; and write self-check questions for student self-assessment with TI-Nspire software.

    The teacher version of software includes numeric and computer algebra system (CAS) functionality for maximum flexibility; the student version is available in numeric or CAS configuration.

    Both teacher and student versions are available for Mac and PC platforms.

    Nspire student software is included in individual TI-Nspire CX Retail clamshell packages.

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  • TI-Nspire CX Navigator Systems

    Take formative assessment to the next level with the TI-Nspire™ CX Navigator™ System, which provides instant visibility into student understanding and encourages evidence-based classroom discourse. The system, which wirelessly connects TI-Nspire handhelds and software in the classroom, enables educators to create and distribute three types of questions:

    • Chemistry questions that require answers entered as formulas, predicted reaction products or predicted yield
    • Expression questions that require answers in numbers or expressions
    • Image question type that requires to students either to enter labels on an image or use radio buttons/check boxes for multiple-choice questions about an image

    The system also provides a valuable platform for classroom discussion that challenges students to construct viable arguments, critique the reasoning of others and evaluate the merit and the validity of claims, methods and designs.

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About Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments (TI) has created a learning environment where students get to think like scientists. TI is committed to help students achieve a deeper understanding of science concepts and master the skills needed for STEM-related careers with:

  • TI technology
  • Featured activities and content
  • Professional development

With TI, you can now offer every student a one-to-one learning experience, every day of the year, from middle grades to high school. TI offers free classroom activities for Life, Physical and Earth Sciences as well as Biology, Chemistry and Physics. TI-Nspire™ CX handhelds support nearly 60 Vernier Software & Technology™ sensors for data collection in the field and lab. And the TI-Nspire™ Navigator™ classroom management tools enable formative and summative assessment by providing visibility into students' learning.

Data Collection & Analysis

Data Collection and Analysis

Plug-and-play simplicity turns the TI-Nspire™ CX handheld into an exceptional data collection tool that inspires students to go deeper into the science.

The built-in Vernier Dataquest™ Application supports more than 60 data collection sensors that take science teaching and learning to new dimensions of engagement by reducing lab time and increasing time for analysis and discussion.

Key features include:

  • Real-time data collection analysis that enables association of an event with its representation in a graph, table or meter
  • Analytic tools that equip students for precise selection and focus on collected data
  • Draw Prediction feature that enables students to create hypotheses and replay collected data to compare outcome

The system also provides an invaluable platform for classroom discussion that challenges students to construct viable arguments, critique the reasoning of others and evaluate the merit and the validity of claims, methods and designs.

Featured Products

  • Single-sensor Data Collection

    The TI-Nspire family of handhelds works seamlessly with the Vernier EasyLink™ USB interface to make data collection fun, faster, more accurate and more intuitive to users. The Vernier EasyLink USB sensor interface supports more than 40 standard Vernier Software and Technology data collection sensors.

    As soon as a sensor is plugged in, students can start to quickly and easily collect and analyze a wider variety of data such as pH, light, pressure and more. The TI-Nspire family of graphing calculators automatically detects the USB EasyLink sensor and launches the Vernier DataQuest app to begin data collection.

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  • TI-Nspire Lab Cradle: Multi-sensor Data Collection

    The TI-Nspire™ Lab Cradle supports simultaneous input from up to three analog and two digital data sensors — including high-sample-rate hardware — for expanded data collection capability in the lab or field.

    Conduct a wider range of labs with the option to use one sensor at a time or multiple sensors simultaneously for on-site or in-the-field data collection. This integrated solution can help maximize class time, so there are more opportunities for lively, engaging classroom inquiry and discussion.

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Lessons

Science Nspired Lessons

Encourage a deeper understanding of science concepts with free, standards-aligned lessons and activity specific for use with TI-Nspire™ technology.

Use any of the hundreds of Science Nspired Activities as-is or modified to meet your science curriculum needs. Science Nspired subjects include: Biology, Chemistry, Forensics, Physics, Earth, Physical and Life Science.


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Biology

From temperature regulation to mapping the human genome, these classroom-ready activities explore biology topics including Cells, Genetics, the Human Body, Ecology, Classifications and more.

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Chemistry

Classroom-ready lessons and activities covering chemistry topics, including Atomic Structure and Periodic Table, Chemical Bonding, Chemical Formulas, Chemical Equations and Reactions, Gases, Liquids and Solids, and Acids, Bases and Salts.

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Forensics

Search for evidence, gather clues and discover how science and math can help solve a mystery with ready-to-use forensics lessons and activities in the form of engaging case files covering a variety of forensics topics.

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Physics

Explore topics, such as Forces and Motion, Work, Energy and Momentum, Rotational Equilibrium and Simple Machines, Heat and Thermodynamics, Electrostatics, Sound and Waves, and Light and Optics with classroom-ready lessons and physics activities.

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Earth Science

Discover lessons and ready-to-use activities covering Earth Science topics, including Earth's Surface, Earth's Water, Earth's Atmosphere and Space.

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Physical Science

Browse topics, including Electricity, Forces and Motion, Sound and Light, Energy, and Properties of Matter in these easy-to-use Physical Science lessons and activities.

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Life Science

Download classroom-ready lessons and activities covering Life Science topics, including Cells and Heredity, the Human Body, Ecology and Classification of Life.

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Workshops

Maximize the effectiveness of your TI technology

Whether focused on instruction practice, content knowledge or technology usage, T3™ professional development offerings help educators increase student achievement and understanding of science concepts through a wide array of high-quality options.

T3 Webinars

Go online any time for free on-demand T3 professional development webinars. Learn how to effectively use TI technology and content to engage students in the classroom, lab and field.

Upcoming Webinars

T3 Workshops

Participants receive hands-on training to prepare students to use tools strategically and engage topics through modeling, analyzing and formulating ideas and connections among topics.

TI-Nspire High School Science Workshops

TI-Nspire Connecting Science and Mathematics Workshops