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, and I volunteer at Wildwood Part and Nature Center in Harrisburg, PA,

Location

PA

Affiliation

Retooled (not retired) science teacher and administrator

Social Media
Twitter
@tramaire
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Recent Posts by Mary

Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:43 PM in Science for lower grades
Hi Amanda -- I would recommend that you look at NSTA's Science and Children Journal for ideas. One of the monthly columns, The Early Years, would be a valuable resource. Each month, Peggy Ashbrook includes an activity/investigation for PreK-1 students. These are well designed and describe the types of learning that our youngest students are capable of. For example, in the September 2019 issue, ...

Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:34 PM in science class
An interesting question! We usually think of telescopes in terms of star-gazing, which would have to be an evening event. I was in New Orleans for an NSTA conference, and one evening I noticed one of the buskers in Jackson Square had set up a telescope. For 25 cents, he would offer a close-up glimpse of the moon or a look at the moons of Jupiter or the rings of Saturn. People were lined up dow...

Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:17 PM in Recycling ideas to implement in the classroom
Hi Lucy! This blog on student recycling projects may have some ideas for you. Good luck!  Mary B





Recent Public Collections by Mary


Science & Children Lessons - Teaching with Trade Books

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A collection of articles from recent issues.



Teaching Through Trade Books: The Tool and Eye
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Teaching Through Trade Books: Animal Parents and Their Offspring
Type: Journal Article
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Science & Children Lessons - The Early Years

9 Resources

A collection of articles from recent issues.



The Early Years: Experiencing Inquiry
Type: Journal Article
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Early Years: What Other Colors Can Bean Seeds Be?
Type: Journal Article
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Libros de Ciencias en Español (2009)
Type: Journal Article
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Modeling Change With Clay
Type: Journal Article
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