Albert Ghiorso: Biography, Elements Discovered & Death


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How many scientific elements did Albert Ghiorso discover?

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1. How did Ghiorso end up working at the Manhattan Project during World War II?

2. What did Ghiorso build that allowed him to discover nobelium, lawrencium, rutherfordium, dubnium and seaborgium?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Our quiz/worksheet combo is designed to assess your understanding of the life and scientific contributions of Albert Ghiorso. Use this quiz to see how well you know the scientific elements discovered by Ghiorso, what he discovered about the Soviet Union and how he ended up working on the Manhattan Project.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz to check your ability to do the following:

  • Identify how many scientific elements Ghiorso discovered
  • Explain how Ghiorso ended up working on the Manhattan Project during WWII
  • Discuss Ghiorso's invention that led to the discovery of nobelium and other elements
  • Detail what Ghiorso's studies discovered about the Soviet Union
  • Outline the common theme of all the elements discovered by Ghiorso

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the invention that led Ghiorso to discover nobelium and several other elements
  • Making connections - demonstrate understanding of what connects all the elements that Ghiorso discovered
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how Ghiorso ended up working on the Manhattan Project during WWII

Additional Learning

If you're interested in learning more about this accomplished scientist, take a look at our lesson called Albert Ghiorso: Biography, Elements Discovered & Death. After completing this lesson, you should be ready to:

  • Detail Ghiorso's education
  • Explain what Ghiorso built at the Cyclotron Specialties Company
  • Identify what Ghiorso named his first two elements