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

Social Media
Twitter
@tramaire
Skype Name
tramaire

Recent Posts by Mary

Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:05 PM in Incorporating science in a family vacation trip
Greetings! As teachers, we’re always on the prowl for ideas and resources for our classrooms. You can tell who the teachers are at amusements parks (figuring out the physics principles at work), on the beach (identifying shells and other critters), and on the hiking trails at state and national parks (with binoculars and guidebooks or ID apps). We take (drag?) our families and friends to museu...

Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:59 PM in Bringing Science Home
Hi Lindsay -- You raise an interesting question about working with parents and the community to ensure that students have learning experiences beyond the classroom. Here is a blog that has some suggestions for "home" work. Mary B

Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:31 PM in Engineering in Biology
Hi Kaitlyn -- Regardless of the grade level you teach, I would recommend looking at the Teach Engineering site from the University of Colorado for lessons and units of instruction that integrate engineering and science. You can search by grade level and topic. For example, I searched for biology and found 260 engineering lessons with a focus on biology! The lessons include handouts, backgroun...





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.