Alexander Fleming: Discovery, Contributions & Facts


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Alexander Fleming is credited with discovering ______.

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1. Alexander Fleming received the Nobel Prize in ______.

2. Fleming discovered penicillin while studying which type of bacteria?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will solidify your understanding of Alexander Fleming's career, particularly his discovery of penicillin. You'll be asked questions about Fleming's discoveries, his accomplishments and why his contributions to science were important.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These interactive learning assessments will test you on:

  • Fleming's career
  • Fleming's scientific discoveries
  • Earlier proposals related to Fleming's research
  • Fleming's scientific legacy
  • Fleming's accolades

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you draw the most important information from the accompanying lesson on Alexander Fleming
  • Making connections - understand how Fleming's scientific contributions helped modern medicine
  • Defining key concepts - know the major discoveries that made Fleming an important scientist

Additional Learning

To learn more about Alexander Fleming, watch the accompanying lesson on Alexander Fleming's Contributions to Science. The lesson covers the following:

  • Understand the impact of Fleming's discovery of penicillin
  • Learn about Fleming's professional life
  • Contextualize the facts surrounding Fleming's discovery