Our 3rd grade students presented the ceremony about Marie Curie. Marie Sklodowska-Curie was a famous scientist. She is most remembered for her brilliant work in chemistry and physics, and she discovered two elements on the periodic table.
In 1903, the prize was awarded to Pierre Curie and Marie Curie for their work in physics.
In 1911 Marie won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for discovering the two elements, polonium and radium. She was the first person to be awarded two Nobel Prizes.
Marie died on July 4, 1934. She died from overexposure to radiation, both from her experiments and from her work with X-ray machines. Today there are lots of safety measures to keep scientists from getting overexposed to the rays.
We learned a lot about this important scientist. Congratulations 3rd graders and Miss Estefanía!