Visit from Science Author and Educator at Glenmont

Last week, science author and educator, Dr. Jodi Wheeler-Toppen, visited Glenmont Elementary School to deliver two presentations to students at different grade levels. The kindergarten through second-grade students were treated to a presentation called “How a Worm Wiggled into a Book,” which focused on the anatomy of worms and the importance of revision in writing. The students had the chance to interact with live worms and ask investigative questions to deepen their understanding of earthworm science.

For the third through fifth-grade 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 made possible by the collaboration between Dr. Jodi Wheeler-Toppen, Glenmont Library Media Specialist Angela Datri, and the Glenmont PTA. The students were thrilled to have this unique opportunity to learn from a science expert and gain valuable insights into the world of writing and research.

By Samantha Johnson

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