Famous Scientists and Inventors

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Learning from the lives of key thinkers
By John Davis

Which Victorian engineer and inventor started designing bridges while recovering from an accident? Who grew over 30,000 versions of the same plant, so that he could study their characteristics?

Each of the ten chapters of this book focuses on a key scientist or inventor who has influenced the way we see the world today. The discoveries and inventions are given a historical context, and theories are clearly explained.


Format: Paperback
210 x 297 mm
121 pages



This book contains short biographies of ten key scientists and inventors, including Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Sir Isaac Newton, Marie Curie and Galileo Galilei, and looks at their discoveries, inventions and ideas.

Famous Scientists and Inventors is written in a style accessible to KS2 children.

The book features:

  • Hands-on differentiated, photocopiable activities
  • Opportunities for class, group and independent work or homework
  • Key science vocabulary
  • A list of resources needed for practical tasks
  • Cross-curricular links to D&T, Literacy and ICT

Other titles in this series:

Famous Mathematicians
Famous Ancient Greeks

Additional information

Weight 0.024 kg


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