Visit from Science Author and Educator at Glenmont

Worm Science and Research Strategies: A Successful Visit from Dr. Jodi Wheeler-Toppen at Glenmont Elementary School

Last week, Glenmont Elementary School welcomed science author and educator Dr. Jodi Wheeler-Toppen for two exciting presentations tailored to different grade levels. The younger students (K-2) were thrilled to learn about worm anatomy and the importance of revision in writing. They even got to handle and observe live worms in containers, sparking their curiosity about earthworm science.

Meanwhile, the third through fifth-grade students were inspired by Dr. Wheeler-Toppen’s focus on research involved in nonfiction writing. Using examples from her book, Dog and Cat Science Unleashed!, she showed them how to use a research cycle strategy to guide their information searches. This interactive session made the older students 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.


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