Antoine Lavoisier: Founder of Modern Chemistry

Antoine Lavoisier: Founder of Modern Chemistry

by Lisa Yount
     
 

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Antoine Lavoisier used experiments and careful measurements to create a system to help chemists understand how matter behaved. His experiments on combustion showed that oxygen played a key part in the burning process. Lavoisier shared his ideas with many of the other great scientists of his day, including Benjamin Franklin. In this biography, you will learn why

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Antoine Lavoisier used experiments and careful measurements to create a system to help chemists understand how matter behaved. His experiments on combustion showed that oxygen played a key part in the burning process. Lavoisier shared his ideas with many of the other great scientists of his day, including Benjamin Franklin. In this biography, you will learn why Antoine Lavoisier is remembered as the founder of modern chemistry.

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Children's Literature - Mary Sue Preissner
The "Great Minds of Science" series provides about 100 pages of biographical information, followed by several activities that children can do to further understand the discoveries made by these individuals. Black and white illustrations of the scientists, their inventions/discoveries, laboratories, peers, and publications are presented. The text is clear and easy to understand; the pages contain lots of white space. Lavosier is presented as a young man with many substantial accomplishments, including being credited as the person who developed the scientific method. Alas, he was a victim of the violent times of the French Revolution. The activities presented at the end of the book need larger safety warnings of "adult supervision required." Chronology, bibliography, glossary and index.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780766018655
Publisher:
Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/28/2001
Series:
Great Minds of Science Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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