Hi! My name is Deb and I am pretty much Science@home.
I studied Human Biology and Archaeology in my Bachelor of Science, then did Honours in Anatomy. I started a PhD but decided to go in a different direction, so I went back and did a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education.
I taught in remote communities and towns for 9 years before I had children, so I have taught all sorts of things in addition to Secondary Science and Maths. Because I have usually been the only specialist teacher in tiny schools I have a lot of experience in coming up with creative uses of resources 🙂
Along the way I completed a Master of Education, so I also have a strong grounding in educational theory and why we do what we do.
When I had children I stopped teaching and became a stay at home Mum, which is when I really discovered the internet – it was my support system. Now my kids are a little older and I’m thinking about what I’ll do when they start school I’ve moved back to my first love, science education.
I am available to write or consult on science for kids and science education. I am experienced in whole curriculum development, creating activities for children to work scientifically, and writing about science for children, teenagers and parents. I have the new Australian national curriculum in my favourite links and use it at least once a week 😉