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     October 16, 2018      #24-289 PB1 1
 
Chatfield instructor wins science teaching award

By John Molseed
jmolseed@postbulletin.com


CHATFIELD — The day’s lesson in Nora Gathje’s physical science class was gravity.

Students were given sheets to record observations, balls of various size and weights. The students dropped, bounced, tossed and rolled the balls and recorded results.

“This is how they learn,” Gathje said. “I just let them play.”

Gathje, Chatfield High School science teacher, was honored as the 2018 Secondary Science Teaching Award from the Minnesota Science Teachers Association.

By John Molseed
jmolseed@postbulletin.com


CHATFIELD — The day’s lesson in Nora Gathje’s physical science class was gravity.

Students were given sheets to record observations, balls of various size and weights. The students dropped, bounced, tossed and rolled the balls and recorded results.

“This is how they learn,” Gathje said. “I just let them play.”

Gathje, Chatfield High School science teacher, was honored as the 2018 Secondary Science Teaching Award from the Minnesota Science Teachers Association.

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John joined the Post Bulletin in May 2018. He graduated from the University of Iowa in 2004 with a BA in Journalism and Japanese. Away from the office, John plays banjo, brews beer, bikes and is looking for other hobbies that begin with the letter âb.â