Accidental Scientific Discoveries that Changed the World
Sometimes when we hear about famous scientific
breakthroughs, we assume that the brilliant scientists behind them knew exactly
what they were doing. That isn't always the case! This striking series
demonstrates that sometimes mistakes in the laboratory lead to innovations that
change people's lives. Pacemakers, penicillin, and microwaves are just some of
the incredible developments that came about accidently. The history and science
behind each discovery is clearly explained as well as its impact on the world.
Helpful photographs add to the dynamic book design, and thought-provoking
sidebars offer more information about essential topics.
• Encourages young
scientists to understand that science is a process and even unexpected results
can be enlightening and even useful
• Graphic organizers facilitate readers'
retention of key information
• Supports concepts in both elementary history
and science curricula and offers opportunities to exercise skills of the English
Language Arts Common Core