Patty Whitehouse teaches 1st through 6th grade science and engineering at Goudy Technical Academy in Chicago, IL. She has been an educator for 25 years. Her classroom lab is also the site of the practicum experience for graduate and undergraduate students in Loyola University’s Science Methods classes. She holds Masters Degrees in both Administration and Education, and double majored as an undergraduate in Biology and English. Patty is an adjunct professor at Northwestern University, teaching Science Methods for Elementary Teachers, and is also a member of the Development and Implementation team at Northwestern University’s Science in Society Science Summer Camp. Patty has provided professional development for FOSS, STC, NGSS, and the Next Generation Science Exemplar System (NGSX) and has presented at National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and International Reading Association (IRA) conferences. Her writing credits include curriculum guides for several publishers and CPS, as well as over 100 books that introduce science and engineering to elementary school readers.