Explore how June Almeida identified the first coronavirus! Play disease detective to lean how John Snow tracked down the source of a cholera epidemic! Make your own agar plates for growing bacteria and fungi just like Fannie Hess! Aspiring biologists will discover these and more amazing role models and memorable experiments in Biology for Kids, the second book of The Kitchen Pantry Scientist series.
This engaging guide offers a series of snapshots of 25 scientists famous for their work with biology — half of them women — from ancient history through today. Each lab tells the story of a scientist along with some background about the importance of their work, and a description of where it is still being used or reflected in today’s world. Then, a step-by-step illustrated experiment paired with each story offers kids a hands-on opportunity for exploring concepts the scientists pursued, or are working on today.
Experiments range from very simple projects using materials you probably already have on hand, to more complicated ones that may require a few inexpensive items you can purchase online. This fascinating, hands-on exploration of the history of biology will show young readers how the science of living things affects everything we do!