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

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Recent Posts by Mary

Thu May 17, 2018 5:22 PM in Including science concepts in math and reading subjects
Hi Colleen -- Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this. We often think of Literature Circles as basically an elementary level strategy, but as I read the article, it seems like there are take-aways for learning activities at the secondary level, too. Here is a link to the article.   Mary B

Thu May 10, 2018 6:35 PM in Volcanoes lessons
I'm sure students will be intrigued by the current events in Hawai'i. This may be a good time to review the types of volcanoes and their characteristics, using some of the fantastic photographs we're getting from the Big Island. This report is from the New York Times.  ‘Shell-Shocked’ in Hawaii: How Lava Overran a Neighborhood It has some good photographs, maps, and diagrams. Mary B

Thu May 10, 2018 6:26 PM in Technology in the classroom
Hi Kyler You raise an interesting point about some students being distracted when using simulations or other applications. It's been my experience that students need to know that whatever the activity (technology-based, hands-on, etc.), it's part of helping them learn. They may see activities as something extra, a break from traditional lectures, or a reward for doing something else, when in r...





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.