Hints for an Exploring Methodology

This idea is taken from Ann-Catherine Henriksson’s course ”I explore my surroundings” at the Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) in Turku.
To clarify the process when reasoning about natural science phenomena, one can introduce five toys/hand puppets with different characters:
• 1 who ponder, ponder, questions
• 1 has lots of ideas / hypotheses
• 1 practitioner – how should we do, what do we need for things to implement it
• 1 organizer – how should it be documented, should we tell, draw, take pictures ..
• 1 storyteller – tell us what we have come up with

Try Geocaching

Join the world’s largest treasure hunt. It takes you places you never knew existed!

There are millions of smart containers called geocaches hidden in almost every country on earth, just waiting to be found. There are probably some close to you right now.

If you want to try, you can try either Geocaching, a slightly simpler app in the free version or Cachly, a slightly more advanced app for some euros.


Ipad has a good map app already installed.

Interesting ”to play with” is that you can get the app to ”fly over” a city and show how it looks. However, this only applies to larger cities.

If the children have been travelling, it can be fun to see where it is and how it looks.

Keep in mind that the time to go there says more than the distance in kilometers for the children.