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
Skype Name
tramaire

Recent Posts by Mary

Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:05 PM in Community discussion about the coronavirus
Thanks for hosting the web seminar on March 25. By then, the situation will probably be a lot different than it is today (it will probably be a lot different tomorrow, too). I think that is a challenge for teachers -- keeping up with the events and the science behind them to help students stay informed. Students can access so much online, so it's also important for students, their families, and t...

Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:54 PM in 5th Grade Science Activities
Hi Baylee -- I would recommend that you look at the monthly feature Teaching with Trade Books in NSTA's Science and Children Journal . Each month, there are two featured books suitable for K-2 and 3-5 with related lessons designed with the 5E format and aligned with the NGSS. Even if you don’t have the suggested books, you could substitute other ones on the same topic. For example, in the Nove...

Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:50 PM in Science
Hi Candace! Most teachers have developed a repertoire of activities, based on the learning objectives or standards being addressed in the lesson. So trying to identify "the best activity" is very challenging. What topic and grade level are you thinking of? That may help us to focus our thoughts! Thanks.... Mary B





Recent Public Collections by Mary


Seasons

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Teaching through Trade Books: Seeing the Seasons
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Teaching Through Trade Books: Seasons by the Sun
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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
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Early Years: What Other Colors Can Bean Seeds Be?
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