Visit from Science Author and Educator at Glenmont

Last week, students at Glenmont Elementary School were given a unique opportunity to hear from science author and educator, Dr. Jodi Wheeler-Toppen. She delivered two presentations, one for kindergarten through second-grade students and the other for third through fifth-grade students.

For the younger students, Dr. Wheeler-Toppen presented “How a Worm Wiggled into a Book,” which focused on worm anatomy and the importance of revision in writing. The students were able to interact with live worms and ask investigative questions to deepen their understanding of earthworm science.

Meanwhile, for the older students, Dr. Wheeler-Toppen presented “Purr-fect Research is so Dog-gone Fun!” which highlighted the research process involved in nonfiction writing. Using examples from her book, Dog and Cat Science Unleashed!, she encouraged the students to use a research cycle strategy to effectively gather information.

This event was made possible by the combined efforts of Dr. Jodi Wheeler-Toppen, Glenmont Library Media Specialist Angela Datri, and the Glenmont PTA. The students were grateful for this special opportunity to learn from a science expert and gain valuable insights into the world of writing and research.

By Sophia Gonzalez

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