Reading with Your Kids STEM Tuesday Episode: Author Jodi Wheeler-Toppen on Dog Science Unleashed
Happy Tuesday listeners!
Are you curious to find out what sounds your Dog hears best? What colors can your dog see? How does he know which leg to step with? What paw does he prefer? If you do, you do not want to miss this STEM Tuesday episode of the Reading with Your Kids Podcast!
In this episode, we’re ELATED to have Jodi Wheeler-Toppen on the podcast! Jodi is a science author and educator with 10+ books for children and teachers from National Geographic Kids, Capstone, and NSTA Press. Jodi is joining us to talk about her latest science book “Dog Science Unleashed: Fun Activities to do with your Canine Companion (National Geographic Kids)”
Jodi’s book from National Geographic Kids contains projects you do WITH (not on) your dog to learn more about the science of canines. It also includes science information and spotlights scientists around the world who are working to make the lives of dogs better.
Tune in to discover how your canine companion thinks, moves, drinks, stays warm, gets clean, cools off, and more. Have fun with safe and pup-friendly activities that let you work alongside your dog to discover what makes him tick!
Dog Science Unleashed: Fun Activities to do with your Canine Companion (National Geographic Kids)
Learn about science with the most faithful lab partner you’ll ever have — your dog! Discover how your canine companion thinks, moves, drinks, stays warm, gets clean, cools off, and more.
Have fun with 22 safe and pup-friendly activities that let you work alongside your dog to discover what makes him tick. Learn to take your dog’s pulse and find out how much blood is pumping through his body. Find out if your dog hears things you can’t by making a dog whistle. What colors can your dog see? Is he color-blind? Each activity is paired with step-by-step instructions, clear and interesting scientific explanations, and cool photographs shot specifically for this book. Hands-on activities and fun information for budding scientists prompt further learning and offer a behind-the-scenes look at current canine research. When you are finished with the book you’ll have a vet-worthy profile of the best canine companion on the planet–yours!
This book is part of the National Geographic Kids Hands-on Science line which makes science fun and accessible.
Dog Science Unleashed is available on Amazon
About the Author
JODI WHEELER-TOPPEN is the author of more than 10 science books for children and teachers. A former high school science teacher, with a Ph.D. in science education from the University of Georgia, Wheeler-Toppen is passionate about presenting science as exciting, suspenseful, and understandable. Her most recent title for National Geographic Kids, Edible Science: Experiments You Can Eat, was a Junior Library Guild Selection. She also has a series of teaching strategies and activities from the National Science Teachers Association Press. She loves having adventures with kids — her own and any others who come her way.
Find her at OnceUponAScienceBook.com or
on Facebook @JodiWheelerToppen.
In this episode of the Reading with Your Kids Podcast, you’ll hear:
- Introduction to children’s book author, Jodi Wheeler-Toppen
- What is it about Dog Science that sparks Jodi’s imagination?
- What inspired her to write Dog Science Unleashed: Fun Activities to do with your Canine Companion
- What kind of discussions families can have after reading Jodi’s book & some of the safe and pup-friendly activities that let you work alongside your dog?
- Some of the fascinating facts about dogs that Jodi found out during her research for creating this book
- Where can you find Jodi and her books online?
A big Thank You to Jodi Wheeler-Toppen for talking to us and sharing his story with our listeners!
We are very excited to see what she does next! We hope you have enjoyed listening to this episode and be sure to keep your eye out for her future books.
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