Former circus performer's science class is a blast for Tewksbury students
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Tiffani N. Garlic/For The Star-Ledger
TEWKSBURY, NJ — Tiny hands shot up in the air as a clownish chemist asked “Who likes chemistry?” during a Slapstick Science presentation at Tewksbury Elementary School last week.
Dr. Quark, a.k.a Ted Lawrence, a veteran science teacher and circus performer, bustled around a make-shift science lab on Wednesday as second graders watched him mix chemicals that expanded, exploded and caught fire.
Lawrence received a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education and a certification to teach math and physical sciences from the University of Vermont in 1985, then went on to finishing school at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College in 1986.
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