Virginia 5th grader catches major textbook mistake
A northern Virginia 5th grader recently gave his science lesson a schooling.
Liam Squires and his class were reviewing their textbook after a lesson on the rock cycle. It was all rudimentary until he saw a picture labeled “sedimentary.” However, Liam noticed the sedimentary rock and igneous rock are labeled incorrectly in the textbook.
Liam told his teacher, Serena Porter, who couldn’t believe it at first.
Ms. Porter spread the word up through school administration. Liam was soon recognized by the superintendent. His story made the local paper, then it made the New York Times.
The 5th grader who caught the textbook typo has interview requests piling up.
The book’s publisher even sent a handwritten letter to thank Liam for finding the mistake.
Learn more about what the letter said by watching the video from WRC.