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 write blogs for NSTA (including Ms Mentor) 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

Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:57 PM in Guest Speakers in the Middle School Classroom
NSTA's Ken Roy just published a blog on Safety Guidelines for Guest Presentations with some things to consider, especially if your presenter is going to do demonstrations or bring materials into the classroom. Mary B.

Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:48 PM in Using Nonfiction Texts in Secondary Science
Hi Gillian-- You have an interesting idea, to expose students to scientific writing. Very few of our students would have access to traditional journals, and the articles are often not written in reader-friendly language. So perhaps starting with high-interest articles could work. I like the Science News for Students site. The articles reflect current topics and research, and they include a...

Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:36 PM in Student Teacher
Hi Vanessa! Thanks for volunteering at a science center! This is a great way to see how science integrates with "real life" and, as you said, learn about activities that can be used in the classroom. These centers often offer workshops for teachers, too. In the school I was with, we could get inservice hours for outside volunteer work that was related to our subject area--something to look into...





Recent Public Collections by Mary


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.



Chemistry of Food

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