Category Archives: Science

A way of teaching about life

I was part of a district leadership team attending a conference at Madden’s resort near Brainerd, MN in the early 90’s. Seymour Papert was the keynote speaker. Papert, the MIT creative genius behind the Logo computer language, carried all the … Continue reading

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Science Methods in the EAGALA Arena?

By the time I get to the end of the week, I’m tired – anxious to sleep in on a quiet Saturday morning. Yet this Saturday morning I found myself standing in the rain in the arena at Cross P … Continue reading

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Heading to land

I am in the last day of my Teacher at Sea adventure heading to port in Petersburg, Alaska. I have been blogging throughout that time on the Teacher at Sea blog site and invite you to go there. I am … Continue reading

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The adventure draws close

My adventure at sea is almost here – in 30 hours I take off. I will be blogging on the official Teacher at Sea blog http://teacheratsea.noaa.gov/2013/lindquist.html  and invite you to come over there to join me. Following are pieces of … Continue reading

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How do you spell excitement?

As a little boy, I remember so well the anticipation of opening an intriguing Christmas present, of the thrill of getting a new bike, of the joy of going on a fishing trip with my dad. Several weeks ago, I … Continue reading

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You’re Tampering With Our Minds

I enjoy teaching, particularly teaching elementary science methods. We began the spring semester by moving right into a mode of “doing” science with an exploration of density – observed through sinking and floating. We returned to explorations of density in … Continue reading

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Simple Joys

Often the simplest of things can become the richest sources of wonder. My 9 year old grandson was with us this past week for a visit from Michigan. As it being the holiday season, candles were plentiful. Grandma asked him … Continue reading

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Leading with Questions

Fall semester came to a close just before Christmas. On our final day, we do a “go around” inviting everyone to share a thought, observation, favorite activity, memorable learning, or anything else they might like to share. In reference to … Continue reading

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Born Scientists

I have advocated for a long time that children are born natural scientists – overflowing with curiosity and wonder.  Their early lives are filled with experimentation as they wave their hands haphazardly until eventually landing in their mouth. Feeling quite … Continue reading

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Gentle Adversity

It feels good to work hard. Working hard engenders engagement, motivation, and a feeling of well-being. One summer during college I worked at the Environmental Learning Center (Wolf Ridge ELC) teaching a three-day class on orienteering to high school students … Continue reading

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