Mary Bigelow

I was a secondary science teacher for 27 years and then moved to a curriculum/PD position at a regional service agency, where I worked with several math/science partnerships. I currently blog for NSTA (including doing Ms Mentor for several years) and am a webwatcher for the SciLinks project. I am the coauthor of "Rise and Shine: A Practical Guide for the Beginning Science Teacher." I am an avid birdwatcher, too.

Location

PA

Affiliation

Retooled (not retired) science teacher and administrator

Social Media
Twitter
@tramaire
Skype Name
tramaire

Recent Posts by Mary

Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:38 PM in Teaching Plant Characteristics
Hi Jannet! I'm not sure what you mean by "experiments," but the Great Plant Escape and Plant Life Cycles website are designed for younger students with information and class activities. Mary B

Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:56 PM in Stream Monitoring Field Trip & Ecology
Hi Shalen -- This was my favorite activity with middle schoolers! I would second James' ideas, especially about finding out any Park policies. We also had to have permission from the state Fish Commission. We gathered physical data (dissolved oxygen, etc) and used a Biotic index to classify the invertebrates. This website has suggestions and ideas for collecting, organizing, and analyzing the...

Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:47 PM in Bottle Ecosystems
Hi Shalen! Take a look at these websites: Bottle Biology Annenberg Learner's Life Science: Bottle Biology Bottle Biospheres Let us know what you decided to do-this is an interesting way to do micro-ecosystems! Mary B.





Recent Public Collections by Mary




Libros de Ciencias en Español (2009)
Type: Journal Article
Grade:


Modeling Change With Clay
Type: Journal Article
Grade:


Chemistry of Food

Resources and information about food science, the chemical composition of food, physical and chemical changes in food preparation, etc.



Chemistry of Food

Resources and information about food science, the chemical composition of food, physical and chemical changes in food preparation, etc.