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

Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:14 AM in Changes in the Ecosystem
Hi Almira! One thing I did with my students was study the aquatic ecosystem of a small stream close to the school looking for macroinvertebrates up to minnows and later added Trout in the Classroom. A neat activity was to find a leaf pack in the stream and collect it, divide it up in small exam trays and pick through the leaves. We had a small digital field microscope the kids used to view the ...

Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:38 AM in 3rd grade Solar System
Hi Christine. There is a NASA program out of the JPL called "Solar System Ambassadors" which has a lot of resources for teachers including speakers. This would be a great place to start. Best of luck! https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/solar-system-ambassadors/about-the-program/ :) jj

Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:10 AM in Periodic Table
Hi Shontell! With the 6th Graders, I always tried to make it as much fun as possible. hey - this works with the 7th Graders and 8th and 9th 10th 11th and 12th, as well. Any way, with the 6th Graders I always tried to engage them in a fun way and one way is with a goofy song which will give you a chance to explain the parts of the nucleus, protons, neutrons, and electrons. Then you can talk abo...

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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