Joseph Priestley: Biography, Contributions & Experiments


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Why did Joseph Priestley move around so much?

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1. What was Priestley formally educated in?

2. What is another word for dephlogisticated air?

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Joseph Priestley is known for discovering something that fundamentally affects all of our lives. You will be tested on his discovery, his education and his reason for moving around frequently.

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The quiz includes questions about:

  • Why Joseph Priestley moved around so much
  • Priestley's formal education
  • Phlogiston

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  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to point out what Priestley is best known for
  • Information recall - access the understanding you've received about dephlogisticated air
  • Reading comprehension - verify that you can pull the most important information from the lesson about Priestley's formal education

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Supplement your knowledge of this subject by reading the lesson named Joseph Priestley: Biography, Contributions & Experiments. This lesson discusses:

  • Priestley's family life
  • His scientific contributions
  • Priestley's life in America