Elgin and The Mysterious Twitch
Teaching Science Concepts through Narrative Fiction
Twelve-year-old Elgin Fox woke up one gray morning with a mysterious problem. To solve it, he must pursue adventures to gather the scientific data needed to unravel this mystery. Along the way, he must confront vulnerabilities in his self-esteem and and rising tensions between him and his peers.
This interplay between logic and emotion gives this narrative depth and relational power. It enables students to learn a concept, called the Scientific Method, through the struggles of a beloved main character. Upper elementary and middle school students will identify with these struggles as they build their understanding of scientific processes.