Fri. Jun 14th, 2024
Visit from Science Author and Educator at Glenmont

Last week, the students at Glenmont Elementary School were thrilled to have science author and educator Dr. Jodi Wheeler-Toppen visit for two engaging presentations. The presentations were designed specifically for different grade levels, with younger students (K-2) learning about the intricacies of worm anatomy and the importance of revision in writing.

The younger students were especially captivated by the opportunity to hold and observe live worms in containers, sparking their curiosity about earthworm science. This hands-on experience allowed them to see firsthand how worms move and interact with their environment, leading to a deeper understanding of their anatomy.

For 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 demonstrated how to use a research cycle strategy to guide information searches. This interactive session inspired the older students to view research as a fun and essential part of the writing process.

The success of this 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.

By Aiden Nguyen

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