Science and Writing Come Together: Expert Author and Educator Dr. Jodi Wheeler-Toppen Visits Glenmont Elementary School

Visit from Science Author and Educator at Glenmont

Dr. Jodi Wheeler-Toppen, a science author and educator, visited Glenmont Elementary School for two presentations last week. The presentations were tailored to different grade levels, with the younger students (K-2) learning about worm anatomy and the importance of revision in writing. The live worms in containers sparked their curiosity about earthworm science.

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.

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