Who Was Marie Curie?

Who Was Marie Curie?

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"Born in Warsaw, Poland on November 7, 1867, Marie Curie was forbidden to attend the male-only University of Warsaw, so she enrolled at the Sorbonne in Paris to study physics and mathematics. There she met a professor named Pierre Curie, and the two soon married, forming one of the most famous scientific partnerships in history. Together they discovered two elements and won a Nobel Prize in 1903. (Marie later won another Nobel for chemistry in 1911.) She died in Savoy, France, on July 4, 1934, a victim of many years of exposure to toxic radiation."--
Publisher: New York :, Scholastic Inc.,, 2015.
Copyright Date: ©2014
Characteristics: 106 pages :,illustrations, map ;,20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Hammond, Ted - Illustrator

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LPL_DanC May 22, 2018

Great overview of Marie Curie's life. And bonus! It's full of line drawings, which makes it the best source for Marie Curie-related coloring sheets I've ever seen. Grab this book, head to the nearest photocopier, and bang--you've got coloring sheets of Marie Curie heading for the Sorbonne, sifting through tons of pitchblende, and accepting the Nobel Prize from the King of Sweden. There's even a periodic table, electrometer, and spectroscope to color!

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Olivy
Jul 10, 2016

An interesting synopsis of Marie, her life from young girl through her life as well as her accomplishments. She over-comes many trials, so this is inspirational for all readers. Her life does include an affair, so this is not ideal for a children's book, but it is a small portion of the story.

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Jul 10, 2016

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