What a great way to teach STEM Education! From Care2:
Meet ‘Super Kitty’ Clark. When Christopher Todd, a teacher and engineer, stumbled upon Clark in a local pet supply store, he just couldn’t forget him.
The kitten was equipped with a makeshift cart to compensate for his paralyzed back legs, but Todd thought it could use an upgrade.
Who to take on the task? His energetic class of sixth graders, of course.
The students are enrolled in a Project Lead the Way course at Cane Creek Middle School that focuses on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education. Now the class is charged with improving Clark’s current set of wheels to allow for more stability, comfort and mobility.
The students are more than excited by the assignment. “It makes me feel that somebody actually trusts me, and we get to actually help [Clark] in his life,” explains Sutton Walker, one of the the lucky sixth graders.
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