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. 

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