[Surfnetkids: 17 Dec 2008] Louis Pasteur

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#1. December 17, 2008

Barbara J. Feldman
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#3. Louis Pasteur

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Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) was one of the greatest biologists of the nineteenth century. He is credited with the discovery of the germ theory, using heat to kill germs in food products (a process now called pasteurization ), debunking the long held theory of spontaneous generation, and the development of early vaccines to prevent the spread of diseases.

Access Excellence: Louis Pasteur (1822-1895)
Part of the Resource Center from the National Health Museum, this one-page Louis Pasteur biography includes a link to a page describing how Pasteur debunked spontaneous generation. “For example, a seventeenth century recipe for the spontaneous production of mice required placing sweaty underwear and husks of wheat in an open-mouthed jar, then waiting for about 21 days, during which time it was alleged that the sweat from the underwear would penetrate the husks of wheat, changing them into mice.”

Garden of Praise: Louis Pasteur
This one-page illustrated Louis Pasteur biography for elementary and middle-school students includes a huge collection of printable and interactive games and worksheets. Scroll down the page to find a printable Louis Pasteur Word Search, Crossword, Word Scramble, Study Sheet, Coloring Picture, and five interactive Louis Pasteur games housed at Quia. Scroll further for the excellent links section and a glossary of scientific terms. “Bacteriology: noun. A science that deals with bacteria and their relations to medicine, industry, and agriculture.”

How Stuff Works: Pasteur’s Experiment
In their article on the scientific method, How Stuff Works uses one of Pasteur’s famous spontaneous generation experiment as an example. It describes step-by-step how Pasteur Pasteur proved that germs could only come from other germs, and could not be generated spontaneously. “Pasteur’s experiment has all of the hallmarks of modern scientific inquiry. It begins with a hypothesis and it tests that hypothesis using a carefully controlled experiment. This same process — based on the same logical sequence of steps — has been employed by scientists for nearly 150 years.”

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#7.Quote of the Week

“Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.” ~~ Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) French scientist known for his work in vaccines, pasteurization, and debunking spontaneous generation.

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