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Elementary School

Animals as a Gateway to Science

“Kids may not know what an engineer is,” said Cummings assistant professor Megan Mueller, “but if they get hands-on experience in something emotionally important to them, that opens the door.” Illustration: Jude Buffum Read more about how animals are a gateway to science.

Grafton 5th Grade Veterinary Medicine/Engineering Outreach Program

In 2005, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University faculty developed a curriculum on veterinary medicine for fifth-grade students at Grafton Elementary.In addition to learning about all the possibilities available for working with animals, students are engaged in veterinary-related projects to create devices through the engineering design process to solve medical problems in pet animals. The ongoing program is offered each spring and involves several veterinary faculty members who deliver the program to each 5th-grade classroom in Grafton.