Joshua Kohn

I am an 8th grade Earth Science teacher in Saint Paul, Minnesota.


Farnsworth Aerospace PreK-8 Magnet School

Recent Posts by Joshua

Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:26 PM in Space Science in Kindergarten?????
I teach at a NASA Explorer School in Minnesota, and our Aerospace program starts at the Pre-K level! We expose our students as early as possible to flight, aerospace, engineering and science. I actually teach 8th grade Earth and Space Science, but we have an amazing elementary staff that work with PreK and K students and they are exposed to more NASA information than the general public most like...

Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:36 PM in Data today on Warmest decade on record
I also saw that this article was from last year. Very good information though to use in my Earth Science class here in Minnesota. Hard to think about global warming when it is -15 degrees here in St. Paul though! We are just about to study a weather unit in my classes and there a lot of very good resources to refresh and increase my content knowledge. Josh Kohn Farnsworth Aerospace Magnet S...

Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:47 PM in Geology
I am a brand new user, in fact in the orientation meeting with Greg Sherman right now. I plan to use the Earth Science SciGuides and SciPacks to increase and reinforce my content knowledge! Josh Kohn St. Paul, MN

Recent Reviews by Joshua

Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:05 PM
3 Good content, but typos & odd evaluation ?s
This SciPack had some good overall information, but I noticed numerous typos and I am sure one of the True/False questions has the incorrect answer regarding how many waxing crescent moons there are in one lunar cycle in the SciObject. (I believe the answer is 1, but the quiz says that is incorrect) Also, the final evaluation has some very oddly worded questions and some that require the user to make some pretty educated inferences on content that was mentioned in the SciPack, but not exactly as the question is presented.

Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:58 PM
5 Great to re-learn this information
I had never had a college-level meteorology class, although I did take oceanography. This SciPack really helped me to have a better grasp of how the two are interrelated and gave me more confidence in teaching 8th grade level weather and climate in my earth science course.

Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:52 PM
4 I finally watched - better late than never!
I just wanted to see what a podcast was like from NSTA and had this one in my library from quite some time ago (The International Year of Astronomy was in 2009). It was quite a bit of old news obviously, but was good overall to watch the Powerpoint while hearing the narrator speak. I really need to find more recent ones to keep up to date on more current events in earth/space science. The links at the end of the video were especially helpful for teaching astronomy.

Recent Public Collections by Joshua

Life Science

6 Resources

All SciPacks in life science

Cells and Chemical Reactions
Type: SciPack

Cell Division and Differentiation
Type: SciPack

Physical Science Review - Mr. Kohn

7 Resources

Content refreshers to use for MCA II prep with my studetns

Chemical Reactions
Type: SciPack

Explaining Matter with Elements, Atoms, and Molecules
Type: SciPack

Astronomy - Mr. Kohn

Content Refresher for Trimester III