The teaching of abstract concepts in engaging ways
Thanks for visiting this page. Carl here. I am a passionate science educator, author, entrepreneur and the founding director of EduScience P/L trading as Prof Bunsen Science in Australia. I love tinkering with science equipment and am passionate about my work, having presented thousands of science activities, shows, presentations, PD sessions and conference lectures over the years.
I was born & bred in South Africa and fell in love with chemistry at an early age while experimenting in the backyard with my siblings (. . . . those chemistry sets contained decent chemicals!) I studied Chemistry @ the University of Pretoria and hold an MSc in Physical Chemistry, a BEd in Education Management and a PostGrad Diploma in Education. Over the years I worked in a number of labs as a chemist, lectured chemistry and taught physical sciences at high school, but am still pursuing my first love: The teaching of abstract concepts in engaging ways.
My numerous teaching experiences with children from Soweto to Melbourne and beyond are still fuelling me to enthuse, inspire and innovate!
In 2002 I was invited to be part of a road show to schools in Africa with Africa’s first astronaut and IT entrepreneur, Mark Shuttleworth. On that trip, I demonstrated science from the back of a truck while Mark inspired the audience with his space experiences. This was a humbling experience and an eye-opener to the many educational challenges we face globally.
Lastly, I am a great admirer of Prof Robert Bunsen who, by the way, did not invent the bunsen burner but perfected it.
Have fun, enjoy your teaching, but always play it safe!