February 2018 PAESTAR
This month we recognize Cyndy Lindahl, an Earth science teacher at Armstrong Jr-Sr High School in Kittanning, PA. Cyndy is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a Michigan native who started teaching in Pennsylvania in 2003. She has taught at Springdale High School, Otto-Eldred High School and currently teaches Science 7 at Armstrong Junior Senior High School. Some of her favorite student projects this year included a research project in which students looked at the aspects of the geosphere, biosphere, atmosphere and hydrosphere present in our National Parks; making Borox crystal ornaments for Christmas; and using Legos and earthquake tables to learn the scientific method and the engineering design process.
Cyndy is being recognized for her outstanding STEM connection efforts with students in the fields of robotics and programming using innovative kits developed by CREATE at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University.
Congratulations, Cyndy - you clearly are a PAESTAR!
If you see outstanding pedagogy or student work in the Earth Sciences, please nominate a teacher for us to recognize (or self-nominate) by completing our online Contact form.