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.
Members of the Backpack Club, K.T., Jace, and Summer get their minds off the crazy world of COVID when K.T. finds a calico kitten. It’s unusual color pattern piques the group’s curiousity and leads to a tutoring session with a genetics great!
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“He likes my diamonds and my pearls. I said thank you, I designed it,” went the viral TikTok song, as a mom and daughter stood next to each other, looking like twins.
KT, on the other hand, looked more like her dad than her mom. She inherited more of his traits, such as his personality quirks and facial features.
She didn’t even understand what genes were until recently, when Mrs. McCarthy started talking about genetics in biology class.
Speaking of class, I should put down my phone and focus, thought KT. It was just so hard for her lately… Attending class strictly online because of the COVID-19 lockdown wasn’t easy or fun.
She had trouble concentrating. She had issues sitting still and staring at a screen (unless that screen was her phone). She actually missed going to school. She missed her friends.
The teacher interrupted her spiraling thoughts. “That wraps up our chapter on Mendel and Meiosis. For homework, please start reading Chapter 12: Patterns of Heredity. Bye, everybody!”
Relieved to be done with class, KT got up and went to the kitchen. It was lunchtime.