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Mike Tuke’s

About the author Mike Tuke has spent the last 40 years teaching  Geology, mostly to A level students: first at Hinchingbrooke Comprehensive School in Huntingdon, then at Cambridge College of Arts and Technology (now Anglia Polytechnic University) and then at Cambridge Regional College. For 5 years he taught part time at Netherhall School, Cambridge before retiring 3 years ago.  In addition to teaching A level, for many years he taught mature students coming back into education on Access to Higher Education courses. He has also taught degree students and for 15 years he gave training days to PGCE students at the University of Cambridge and was part of the teacher training department at Cambridge Regional College. Mike has written a book on practical activities for Key stage 3 and a pamphlet for Key stage 2 as well as many articles in Teaching Earth Science and its predecessor Teaching Geology. He is also one of the authors of the A level textbook "Geoscience".  He has produced a CD on Earth Science experiments. For 11 years Mike was a moderator for coursework for OCR exam board. He is a council member and membership secretary of the Earth Science Teacher's Association. Mike's academic interests include developing visual aids, demonstrations and activities for teaching geology. Mike is married and has two grown up daughters and five grandchildren. He enjoys renovating his old farm house, bee keeping, climbing and hill walking.  February 2013
Earth Science Activities and Demonstrations