We belong to the NZ Book Council, and they sponsor "Authors in Schools" so we put our hands up when we knew Des Hunt was doing the rounds this term.
Des has been not only (only!!) a science teacher, but has written over 30 science text books, used in secondard schools in New Zealand. He's a physics and chemistry whizz.
I expected him to chat about his books and characters, but he talked about using science to make his books work. Here's a photo (courtesy of our senior students) of him demonstrating this by means of an explosive experiment.
He was totally engaging and captivating and at times quite unexpected!
We loved him!
I don't expect to see that Hunt, Des shelf in the library filled up again any time soon!
|A few of his books that our students love!|