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The Timeline of Penicillin

We just read about the history of penicillin. Now you will create timeline that documents major events in the history of penicillin. Use the "Story of Penicillin" packet to help you find the dates of the events.

You will need

· · · · A ruler (standard 12-inch) A pencil Colored pencils, markers, crayons, or jelly beans in assorted colors. A sheet of legal-sized paper (I will give this to you)

What events will go on the timeline

The birth of Alexander Fleming Fleming moves to London. Howard Florey became a professor at Oxford. Fleming discovers lysozyme Fleming discovers penicillin The first human is treated with penicillin First civilians are treated with penicillin Fleming, Florey, and Chain receive the Nobel Prize · Penicillin has a 25% success rate · · · · · · · ·

How to label each event

For each timeline event: · List the year it occurred · Describe what occurred Also, for 3 of the events, draw a simple picture. For example, you could draw a picture of a Petri dish containing the mold penicillium.

The Timeline

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The beginning of the timeline is the year 1880. The end of the timeline is the year 2000. Your timeline will measure 30 centimeters. Each centimeter is 4 years. (Every 2.5mm is 1 year)

Your timeline should start about 1 inch from the beginning of the sheet, and about 1 inch from the end of the sheet. Provide a title for your timeline. When you are done, write your names on the back of the timeline and turn it in!


Penicillin Timeline

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