Learning Objectives

Note to Parents and Teachers

This engaging short story is the first in a series called The Elgin Fox Adventures. As such, it features a core scientific process called the Scientific Method. This well-established process dates back to the 17th century. It provides a way by which we identify a problem, conduct research, and gather data to confirm a hypothesis. After reading and discussing this science-themed narrative, readers should be able to:

  • Create an accurate definition of the Scientific Method
  • Identify the seven steps involved in the Scientific Method
  • Describe how the Scientific Method is used to solve a problem
  • Practice using this method to solve a problem within their environment

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Character Education and Social-Emotional Learning:

Since learning is a social as well as cognitive process, we strongly encourage discussions about all the themes embedded in this story.Along with the scientific method, these themes also include social-emotional learning, peer relations, bullying, and self-esteem. Because of this, after discussing Elgin’s adventures, readers will be able to:

  • Describe good character based on examples from the text
  • Define credibility and explain why it is important
  • Assess how bullying presents itself in this story and how it affects relationships
  • Explore strategies on how to repair damaged relationships
  • Explore the importance of self-acceptance, forgiveness, and reconciliation

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