As well as telling the story of Faraday's life from his childhood to his position as Professor of Chemistry at the Royal Institution, this text looks at the impact of his discoveries on world history. The science behind his investigations into electricity, magnetism and electrolysis is explained through diagrams, and quotes from Faraday and his contemporaries give an insight into this famous scientist's mind. This text supports the Key Stage 2 History National Curriculum where the impact of significant individuals in Victorian Britain is an area of study. It could also be uesed to support the Key Stage 3 History National Curriculum where the role of Faraday in industrialization is specifically mentioned as a topic pupils could study. This text is also relevant to the Key Stage 2 and 3 Science National Curriculum as the science behind the discoveries is explained throughout, giving pupils the opportunity to learn about electricity and how magnetic fields and electromagnets work.
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