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.




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Recent Posts by James

Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:59 AM in What's the best thing to do after finishing my undergrad?
Hi Beatriz! I did have to make a similar decision. I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in English. While I was taking my undergraduate program, I worked summers for a federal agency. After graduation, I took my Master's Degree part time in the evenings and weekends while working for the same agency. I completed my Master's Degree in Education and got my certifications. Since I had a Master'...

Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:14 AM in Incorporating Science in a Language Arts Classroom
Hi Brenda! One of my favorite science resources is the "COSMOS - A Space Odyssey." Most of my kids were really turned on by NASA and space exploration and the series not only explains some of the major movements in science but contains a lot of biographical and place based information. The series is very entertaining and attention-getting. I did a quick check and Amazon has a set of Blue Ray d...

Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:53 PM in Stream Monitoring Field Trip & Ecology
Hi Shalen and Mary! Another thing we had to do in Pennsylvania is to get a free educator collection permit which allowed any of our students under 16 to collect macroinvertebrates free. It might be worthwhile to check the fish and boat commission in your state to check. In PA, our Fish and Boat Commission has a web site with a lot of free resources on line. Here's one I have used a lot with su...

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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