If you haven’t read the news recently, there is a bit of a problem with the education system in the United States—especially when it comes to fields that fall outside of the humanities. The US is significantly lagging when it comes to classes on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

For example, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), over one-quarter of 15-year-olds in the United States aren’t at the PISA baseline for mathematics proficiency. This is deeply troubling, as this line marks the level at which “students begin to demonstrate the skills that will enable them to participate effectively and productively in life.”

So that’s 25%, over a quarter of American youths, that are in this boat. Fortunately, there are a number of individuals who are working to encourage young people in the sciences, math etc. And what better way to pass along science concepts than by using something that (mostly) everyone loves: Cats.

Cakeburger comics has this awesome infograph that helps explain some science concepts that, otherwise, some might find a little dry and boring. It's a great way to pass along information to any student who sees science a being a tad lackluster. It may help to familiarize yourself with some of the concepts mentioned, so that you can explain how the scientific law really operates. It would also be good to play a kind of "guessing game," where you ask what they think the law really applies to and is saying. Get those brains working! For larger, head here.


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