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Louis Pasteur and the Science of Germs

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28 pages9 minutes

Summary

Louis Pasteur was a scientist. When he tried to convince the medical establishment that germs caused disease, he was laughed at.
Louis never accepted defeat. He discovered how to kill germs in liquids in a process we call “pasteurization”. He developed vaccines and encouraged the use of antiseptics and disinfectants.
But he wasn’t always honest. He claimed credit for work that wasn’t his and sometimes lied about his results.

Find out more about this man who discovered many facts about germs and how to help keep foods safe, in this 15-minute children's biography.

Ages 10 and up.
Reading Level: 6.9

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