We are all born scientists, but many of us lose the joy of discovering the world through math and science as we grow older. At Zombie Cat we believe that math and science should be exciting and engaging at every age. Fortunately, the Web is full of people who share our passion: from major museums, universities, government agencies, to individuals with unique an quirky pursuits.... fun and engaging content is popping up everywhere.
We're on a mission to find the best stuff out there to share it with others.
This site is organized into three main categories:
You've got to see this: is where you can find and post videos or images that are particularly good at communicating complex ideas.
Now I get it: is for finding stories (historical or otherwise) that have been used successfully to teach with. Often multiple lessons can be learned from invention stories so we've made that its own sub-category "The Mother of Invention."
Not the only cat in town: is where you find other resources, be they books or web sites, that are useful for teaching.
Why "Zombie Cat?"
Zombie Cat is named after the story more commonly called "Schrödinger's Cat" which was used by Erwin Schrödinger to explain the concept of quantum entanglement.
In Schrödinger's story, the cat is both alive and dead at the same time... a Zombie Cat! Of course, that wasn't the point of his story but quantum entanglement is not an easy concept to explain, so the cat helped synthesize what was happening at the subatomic level.