Who was Caroline Herschel?

In this lesson, we will learn about Caroline Herschel's main achievements and the story of her life. We will learn about how she worked with her brother to become one of the greatest female astronomers!

Who was Caroline Herschel?

In this lesson, we will learn about Caroline Herschel's main achievements and the story of her life. We will learn about how she worked with her brother to become one of the greatest female astronomers!

Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. Caroline Herschel's life story and contributions to science
  2. Studying the stars and constellations

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3 Questions

Q1.
Why was Louis Pasteur interested in diseases?
Correct answer: 3 of his children died of typhoid
he read a book about them when he was 12
he wasn't interested in diseases
Q2.
What is an example of a liquid that can be pasteurised?
Correct answer: Milk
Tea
Water
Q3.
What industry did Louis Pasteur save?
coal
cotton
Correct answer: silk

4 Questions

Q1.
What kind of scientist was Caroline Herschel?
A doctor
A marine biologist
Correct answer: An astronomer
Q2.
Who did Caroline help with their work?
Correct answer: Her brother
Her father
Her mother
Q3.
How many comets did Caroline discover?
2
6
Correct answer: 8
Q4.
Caroline was the first woman to....
be an assistant
Correct answer: be paid for her scientific work
travel to Germany

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UnitScience / Extraordinary scientists

Science