The extracurricular activities of the middle school students in the “Backpack Club” are anything but ordinary! Fueled by their curiosity, love of science, and an extraordinary backpack, they travel through time searching for answers their science class can’t provide.
Near-peer audio readings are by a high school student, B. Fannin.
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Summer sat at her desk while twirling a pen around her fingers.
Ring. Ring. Ring. Her computer was making that weird computerized noise that marked an incoming online conference call. She accepted the call, and small pictures of Jace and KT popped up on her screen. Summer and KT were her two best friends. Together, they formed the time-traveling Backpack Club. The friends loved to learn and often time-traveled to solve problems or research topics.
“Hi!” Summer exclaimed while waving to the camera. Ugh. I miss my friends. Having to see them through a screen just isn’t the same. “I miss you guys.”
“Hey. Yeah, I know. What month is this now?” Jace asked.
“Ugh. It feels like month one hundred,” KT complained.
The group hadn’t been able to see each other in person since schools shut their doors four months ago because of a raging pandemic caused by a new virus called the coronavirus. The kids still had to go to school, but they all met virtually now.