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

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Recent Posts by Mary

Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:06 PM in Staying on task!
Rubi -- I like your countdown idea, especially if it works with middle schoolers! Having the agenda displayed can also be a "bell-ringer." In addition to the lesson events, I posted what students needed (book, notebook, pencil, laptop, etc.) so that as they came in they knew what to put away and what to have available. This saved a lot of time and gave them a chance to organize and chitchat befor...

Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:53 PM in science lesson utilizing kite flying
The TeachEngineering site is a favorite of mine! There is a lesson there Design and Fly a Kite that perhaps you could adapt for your students or get some ideas from. -- Mary B

Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:46 PM in Teaching about Ecology and Ecosystems
I've seen lots of lessons on rainforests for younger students, but perhaps they should also focus on the "ecosystems" that directly affect them in school: students in the school building, the classroom, the schoolyard or neighborhood. What are the physical features of the environment? Who lives there? How do the physical characteristics affect the living things? What kind of interactions take pla...





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
Type: Journal Article
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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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