June 13, 2024

Exciting Science and Writing Adventures: Dr. Jodi Wheeler-Toppen’s Visit to Glenmont Elementary School

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Visit from Science Author and Educator at Glenmont

The visit of Dr. Jodi Wheeler-Toppen, a science author and educator, to Glenmont Elementary School last week was an exciting event for the students. For two presentations, she shared her knowledge with different grade levels, tailoring her talks to their specific needs.

The younger students (K-2) were introduced to the fascinating world of earthworm science during her presentation on worm anatomy and the importance of revision in writing. To spark their curiosity, Dr. Wheeler-Toppen even allowed them to handle and observe live worms in containers.

On the other hand, the third through fifth-grade students focused on nonfiction writing research during their presentation. Using examples from her book, Dog and Cat Science Unleashed!, Dr. Wheeler-Toppen 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 success of this event was made possible through the collaboration of Dr. Jodi Wheeler-Toppen, Glenmont Library Media Specialist Angela Datri, and the Glenmont PTA. The students and staff at Glenmont Elementary School were thrilled to have access to an expert in science education and writing and expressed their gratitude for the opportunity to learn from her.

In conclusion, Dr. Jodi Wheeler-Toppen’s visit was an excellent opportunity for Glenmont Elementary School students to learn about science education and writing from an expert in both fields. Her presentations were tailored for different grade levels, ensuring that every student had something valuable they could take away from them.

The excitement surrounding this event is a testament to how much value science education holds in shaping young minds’ curiosity and interest in learning more about our world around us. With experts like Dr. Wheeler-Toppen sharing their knowledge with schools like Glenmont Elementary School, we can continue fostering this love of learning in our future generations

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