Alexander Fleming: Penicillin, Accomplishments & Awards


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What was Alexander Fleming's profession?

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1. What did Fleming discover in 1928 after coming back to work from a family vacation?

2. Prior to discovering penicillin, Alexander Fleming discovered a natural antiseptic, known as _____, found in the human body.

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Complete the quiz and worksheet, seeing what you know about Alexander Fleming. This man's profession and his discoveries are on the quiz.

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You'll get to see how much you know about:

  • An award Fleming received in 1945 for his role in discovering penicillin
  • Alexander Fleming's profession
  • The natural antiseptic Fleming discovered
  • An important contribution Fleming made during WWI

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  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about a discovery Fleming made in 1928
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about Fleming's award in 1945

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  • Where Fleming studied
  • How Fleming was able to destroy bacteria
  • Honors that Fleming received