Roberta earned a BS in Forest Biology from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and a Master’s degree in Entomology from Cornell University. After serving as a biology instructor at various community colleges, she took a research specialist position with the University of Arizona. She worked closely with the Cooperative Extension Master Gardener program teaching gardening and entomology, and became a Master Gardener herself. She also developed a set of lesson plans about honey bees for the University of Arizona called Africanized Honey Bees on the Move (link goes to the UofA website.
More recently, she has been a 4-H leader and taught science to homeschool groups. Roberta is also an inveterate blogger and bibliophile.
- See her blog about children’s books at Wrapped in Foil.
- For themed lists of science books for children, see Science Books for Kids.
- Going back to her entomology roots, she explores the science and natural history of ants at Wild About Ants
- She reviews novels at It’s A Mystery
- Let’s not forget, there is also a Growing With Science website
Review Policy: Roberta does accept books for review, particularly science and nature nonfiction for children.
You can reach her at growingwithscience at gmail (dot) com or contact her here:
I am a Mom and educator who is homeschooling my two children. We use the Growing with Science Blog on a weekly basis as a large part of our science curriculum. The materials are diverse, accurate, well written and engaging for the children (and myself). Kudos to you on our favorite science web resource.
I love your marshmallow ants and would love to link to it or add it to my site under science.
Please check out http://www.classroomtalk.com and if you like the idea let me know!
Hi Roberta, Just found your blog! I am a science teacher for children in grades PK – 4, I love all of your science info! Is there anyway to subscribe by email? I added your blog to my RSS Feed but I have over 1000 blogs on that feed & I’m afraid I’ll miss your new posts! Thank you & have a great day!
In case you didn’t get my message:
If you click on the orange RSS feed button in the right sidebar, under the box where it says “choose your reader” is a blue line that says “Get Growing With Science delivered by e-mail.” If you click on that, it will pop up a box for you to add your e-mail.
Thanks for stopping by.
Thanks for your question. I have added an e-mail subscription form in the right sidebar.
Just wanted you to let you know that I put your blog on my Great Blogs page link 🙂
Have a great weekend!
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thank you for the nice work. I was looking for a good pic for Arabidopsis Thaliana and I found one in your blog (http://blog.growingwithscience.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Arabis_thaliana_illustration.jpg) but I was just wandring if it is copyrighted then I can’t use it in scietific presentation or my thesis. can you please clarify that to me .
As it says in the post, it is a public domain illustration of Arabidopsis thaliana by Johann Georg Sturm from Wikimedia. Generally these old botanical drawings are in the public domain because the copyright runs out after a certain number of years. Good luck with your thesis.