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If you enjoy unit studies in your homeschool you will love this series on famous inventors. Inventions are fascinating and inventors are so much fun to learn about. It is a great conversation when you talk to your kids about the inventions that were created and what our world would be without these things. Makes for a great history lesson and a lesson on appreciating what we have!
In this series I will be highlighting some well known inventors with free printables, unit studies and hands-on activities that pertain to the particular invention the inventor created. Your kids will love learning about these famous inventors and their inventions that have made a huge impact on how we live our lives today!
This week we are learning about Marie Curie.
Marie Curie was born in Warsaw on November 7, 1867. She left Warsaw, Poland when it was dominated by Russia and she moved to France where she continued her scientific studies. She discovered two new chemical elements – radium and polonium. She carried out the first research into the treatment of tumors with radiation, and she was the founder of the Curie Institutes, and sheis the only person who has ever won Nobel Prizes in both physics and chemistry.
Together with her husband, she was awarded half of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1903, for their study into the spontaneous radiation discovered by Becquerel, who was awarded the other half of the Prize. In 1911 she received a second Nobel Prize in Chemistry, in recognition of her work in radioactivity.
Madame Curie Printable Biography Study
All About Marie Curie Worksheet
Women in History: Marie Curie Worksheet
Marie Curie Coloring Page
Marie Curie Woman Scientist Coloring Page
Marie Curie Printable Unit Study from This Sweet Life of Mine
Websites and Lesson Plans:
Lesson Planet has an entire page of lesson plans and videos that teach about Marie Curie:
Great Minds: Marie Curie
Marie Curie Biography
Marie Curie’s Classroom
Madame Marie Curie and the Science of Radioactivity
Marie Curie and the Naming of a Unit
Marie Curie Website with a timeline of her life, learn about radioactivity, women in science and more!
Marie Curie Lesson Plans from Brain Pop
Here are some fun videos that would go along great with a study of Marie Curie:
Marie Curie Biography for Kids
Marie Curie Draw My Life
Marie Curie Animated Hero Classics
Here are some books about Marie Curie:
Who Was Marie Curie?
Giants of Science: Marie Curie
Marie Curie DK Biography
Marie Curie’s Search for Radium