James Johnson

I am the Grade 7 Science Teacher and the Earth Science teacher at the Hinsdale Central School - a public New York State school in Cattaraugus County.




Children's Center for Treatment and Education

Recent Posts by James

Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:23 AM in Science Phenomena
Hi Kembela.  Science phenomena is basically using hands on activities with your students to reinforce the concepts you introduce in class.  We always tried to introduce the visual, auditory, and tactile kinesthetic approaches in science.  The idea is that the more senses involved, the more long term learning takes place.  It's also a lot more fun for everybody.

Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:11 AM in Hydroponic gardens in the classroom
Happy to help, Rachel! Keep up the great hands on activities and ideas. This opens up science and excites students. jj

Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:07 AM in Hydroponic gardens in the classroom
Hi Rachel. I worked for nine years at a private alternative ed school in NW PA and we used an indoor greenhouse in the winter and elevated planters when the weather was nice. I had kids up to 18 years old and they loved the opportunity to work with plants. Hydroponics is tough if you aren't there on the weekends because of the risk for damage in case something breaks down or leaks. I've see...

Recent Reviews by James

Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:02 AM
5 Electric and Magnetic Forces
Always love these step-by-step and interactive exercises reinforcing the academic standards!

Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:56 PM
5 Reintroduction of Wolves
We did this simulation, today, and the kids were really interested in aligning the predators and prey to get the right mix. They were really interested in the interactive. Of all the activities, my special needs students like the interactives the best!

Sat Feb 15, 2014 1:29 PM
4 Interdependence of Life SciPack
The ecological succession interactive was fun. I will try this with my class next week and see how it goes.

Recent Public Collections by James

Space Exploration Educators Conference

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I attended the SEEC in 2016 and took pictures.

KQED - Up all Night with SOFIA, NASA's Flying Observatory: Science on the SPOT
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NASA Rockets to Racecars
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Rockets to Racecars

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NASA Johnson Style
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