jimh


Where you can find me
What I do (my job): 
Design and write educational resources
Where I do what I do: 
Science Museum of Minnesota-Education Group
Interests
I wish I were an expert in: 
Building things from scratch. Photography. Physical geology.
Dream jobs: 
ESL Instructor-Working with adults learning English as a Second Language. Artist (painter, sculptor)
All about me
I really like learning new things and understanding something better than I did before.
Science in my life
What is science to you?: 
Explaining how things work. Finding out new things about how things work.
I would invent: 
Affordable solar energy collectors for homes and businesses that can provide daily power needs and be integrated into the power grid.
Technology I love: 
Tools that really work well—such as electrical devices (including computers!) and well-designed hand tools. All of our electronic marvels started with a bunch of people playing around and experimenting with a new, interesting phenomenon for fun and profit—electro-magnetics fields. All good tools and technology are designed and perfected over time to solve problems in an elegant way.
How do you use math in your daily life?: 
Simple arithmetic operations like measurement and proportions, budgeting, and occasionally simple algebra.
What technology do you use every day?: 
Computers, the Web, electrical power,
Technology that drives me crazy: 
Computers-they never tell you how to fix a problem; they just give you "error" messages. Any machine that doesn't work the way it is supposed to.