From Worms to Nonfiction: A Fascinating Visit from Science Author and Educator Dr. Jodi Wheeler-Toppen at Glenmont Elementary School

Visit from Science Author and Educator at Glenmont

Last week, Glenmont Elementary School was thrilled to have science author and educator Dr. Jodi Wheeler-Toppen visit for two presentations. The younger students (K-2) were particularly excited as they learned about worm anatomy and the importance of revision in writing. Dr. Wheeler-Toppen even brought in live worms for the students to hold and observe, sparking their curiosity about earthworm science.

Meanwhile, for the third through fifth-grade students, Dr. Wheeler-Toppen focused on the research involved in nonfiction writing. Using examples from her book, Dog and Cat Science Unleashed!, she showed students how to use a research cycle strategy to guide their information searches. This interactive session inspired the older students to see research as a fun and essential part of the writing process.

The event was made possible thanks to Dr. Jodi Wheeler-Toppen, Glenmont Library Media Specialist Angela Datri, and the Glenmont PTA. The students and staff at Glenmont Elementary School were grateful for the opportunity to learn from an expert in science education and writing.

Last week, Glenmont Elementary School was thrilled to have science author and educator Dr. Jodi Wheeler-Toppen visit for two presentations. The younger students (K-2) were particularly excited as they learned about worm anatomy and the importance of revision in writing. Dr. Wheeler-Toppen even brought in live worms for the students to hold and observe, sparking…

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