Louis Pasteur: Experiments, Contribution & Theory


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Spontaneous generation is defined as:

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1. Which of the following statements about Louis Pasteur is true?

2. Why did the broth that was in the flask with the broken neck have growth?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your understanding of Louis Pasteur's contributions to science. You will be quizzed on his study of spontaneous generation and germs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to check your knowledge of:

  • What theory Pasteur disproved
  • Pasteur's accomplishments
  • What events led Pasteur to study science

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as spontaneous generation
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about Louis Pasteur's contributions to science
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and interpret information regarding why Pasteur's past motivated him to study diseases

Additional Learning

To learn more about Louis Pasteur's contributions to science, further review the lesson for the following topics:

  • Explain what Pasteur's germ theory proved
  • Tell what happens during the process of fermentation
  • Explain the process of pasteurization