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

Hi Lory! I work as an ambassador and informal educator with NASA, Missile Defense Agency, NOAA, and the American Meteorological Society. If you check out the resource sections of any of these agencies and groups, you can get great ideas for activities in class. That being said, if you are willing to give up some summer time for professional development, you can apply for a number of free worksh...

Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:25 AM in The Drake Equation
Hi Seth. I think the Drake equation is more used in astrobiology courses to establish the probability of life on other planets. It is a mathematical equation that is relevant and reputable based on what we know about the observable universe. It makes the point that based on set parameters, the chance of life on other planets in the universe is huge which gives encouragement to the astrobiology ...

Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:55 AM in Weather and Middle School
Hi Shalen. You might try the American Meteorological Society for ideas https://www.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cfm/education-careers/education-program/weather-resources/ The AMS has free graduate level courses you can take and also has week-long workshops in the summer that are excellent. https://www.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cfm/education-careers/education-program/k-12-teachers/ I took Project ...

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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