Visit from Science Author and Educator at Glenmont

Last week, students at Glenmont Elementary School were treated to a special event with science author and educator, Dr. Jodi Wheeler-Toppen. Dr. Wheeler-Toppen delivered two presentations, one for kindergarten through second-grade students and the other for third through fifth-grade students.

For the younger students, she presented “How a Worm Wiggled into a Book,” focusing on worm anatomy and the importance of revision in writing. The students were able to interact with live worms and ask investigative questions to increase their knowledge of earthworm science.

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

The success of this event was due in part to the 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 Riley Johnson

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