Science and Research Extravaganza: Students Learn from Dr. Jodi Wheeler-Toppen

Visit from Science Author and Educator at Glenmont

Last week, students at Glenmont Elementary School were given a unique opportunity to learn from science author and educator, Dr. Jodi Wheeler-Toppen. She presented two engaging presentations, one for kindergarten through second-grade students and the other for third through fifth-grade students.

For the younger children, Dr. Wheeler-Toppen presented “How a Worm Wiggled into a Book,” focusing on the fascinating world of earthworms and their anatomy. To enhance their understanding, the students had the chance to interact with live worms and ask investigative questions. This hands-on experience allowed them to gain valuable knowledge about earthworm science in an engaging way.

For the older students, Dr. Wheeler-Toppen presented “Purr-fect Research is so Dog-gone Fun!” This presentation highlighted the research process involved in nonfiction writing. Using examples from her book, Dog and Cat Science Unleashed!, she encouraged the students to use a research cycle strategy to effectively gather information. The presentation was both informative and fun, inspiring the students to explore the world of research in a more meaningful way.

The success of this event was made possible by the collaborative efforts of Dr. Jodi Wheeler-Toppen, Glenmont Library Media Specialist Angela Datri, and the Glenmont PTA. The students were grateful for this special opportunity to learn from a science expert and gain valuable insights into the world of writing and research.

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