in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood." Marie
Curie (1867-1934). Curie was a Polish Scientist and Chemist who
specialized in radiation. She worked with her husband, Pierre Curie,
and they discovered radium and polonium. In 1903, Marie and Pierre
Curie and A.H. Becquerel won the Nobel Prize for physics. Marie
Curie won another Nobel Prize for chemistry 1935. Did
you know Marie Curie was the first person to be awarded
a second Nobel Prize?
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orginial American colonies?
Which of the following Documents begins with the words,
"Four score and seven years ago"?
Address. On November 19, 1863, President
Abraham Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address in the dedication ceremony
of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This National
Cemetery was established to honor the brave men who had fought and
died at the Battle of Gettysburg from July 1 - 3, 1863. Lincoln's
Gettysburg Address ends with the words, "that government of the
people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the
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you know Galileo discovered the moon reflects light from the
Yes, in December, 1609, Galileo
looked at the earth's moon through his telescope. He observed many
things regarding the moon that could not have been known by looking
at the moon with the human eye. First, the moon does not create
light itself. It shines because it reflects light from the sun.
Second, the moon's surface is not smooth and perfect. It has mountains,
craters, and valleys just like the earth. Read
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Q: Who was Marco
Polo? (Alexis from Atlanta, Georgia)
Marco Polo was a traveler from
Venice. He lived from 1254 to 1324. From 1271 to 1274, Marco Polo
traveled with his father and uncle to Asia and established a trade
route over land from Europe to the Far East. The Far East is made
up of the countries of India, China, and Japan. Did
you know this trade route was thousands of miles long
and took months to travel? Read
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