About Me

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 😉

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Jenny Cox May 30, 2010 at 6:07 pm

Hi Deb,

I think you are actually my cousin-in-law! I came to your site via Facebook – Alan is my cousin, I am the daughter of Michael Hodgkin.

This site is fascinating! I could see myself spending far too much time pottering around on it – my kids a re a bit old for your usual target audience, I think, as the youngest is 12, but I think I’ll be showing her anyway. Lots of fun and interesting things to know and do. Keep it up – what a great resource!


Jenny Cox


Sarah @ Baby Bilingual June 10, 2010 at 5:45 am

Hi! I am so very impressed by your blog. I have shared it with my sister-in-law, who helps design and implement science exhibits at the children’s museum where she works, and I’ve also added it to my blogroll. Thanks for sharing all your great ideas–can’t wait to try some of them with my two-year-old!


John November 5, 2010 at 3:24 am

Hi Deb. I’m just writing a very complementary review of your site and your Young Scientists book and thought I would contact you directly to say how happy I am to have discovered your site. I live in Canada and have a four-year-old. My blog is at http://www.coolscience.ca / http://www.coolscience.co and my review should be up there sometime today.
Thanks for all of the great information!


Charmaine June 29, 2011 at 8:06 am

I’ve come to your site from the Planning Queen’s blog. Love your great ideas and what to do at home with my children. Thank you.


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