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Discover the life of Marie Curie―a story for kids 6 to 9 about discovering big things through hard work
Marie Curie became one of the most celebrated scientists in history. Before she changed the world with her discoveries in physics and chemistry, Marie was an intelligent girl who studied hard to reach the top of her class. She overcame many challenges, including people who told her she couldn’t be a scientist because she was a woman. She didn’t let anything stop her, and her important research is still helping people today. Explore how Marie Curie went from being a young girl growing up in Poland to a famous, Nobel Prize-winning scientist.
The Story of Marie Curie includes:
- Helpful glossary―Find easy-to-understand definitions for some of the more advanced words and ideas in the book.
- Lasting change―See how Marie Curie made the world a better place for future generations.
- Test your knowledge―Take a fun quiz about the Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How of Marie’s life.
How will Marie’s determination and curiosity inspire you?
From the Publisher
Learn more about the life of Marie Curie:
Marie loved learning and was very smart
At the age of four, Marie showed how smart she was by teaching herself how to read. Soon, Marie began helping her older brother and sisters with their math homework.
She was determined to learn as much as she could
There were signs that said, “No women or girls allowed,” at the universities. But Marie wasn’t going to give up on her dreams.
Marie excelled at university and discovered important things
On June 25, 1903, she earned her doctorate from the Sorbonne university. She was the first woman in France to achieve this advanced degree—she was now Dr. Marie Curie!
She lives on as one of the most accomplished scientists of all time
Marie Curie helped make X-rays and other medical advancements possible. She earned not one, but two Nobel Prizes for her important scientific discoveries. We still benefit from her hard work today!