Sir John Herschel: Biography & Photography


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'Photography' comes from the Greek 'photo' and 'graph,' which means:

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1. Herschel pioneered photographic processes with his scientific background in

2. The cyanotype is a kind of photograph also known as a

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of the lesson on Sir John Herschel's biography and photography. Some of the details that you will be assessed on include the etymology of the word photography.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on key terms, such as:

  • Cyanotype
  • Photographic negative
  • Positive print

Skills Practiced

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

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on Sir John Herschel's biography and photography
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding various photography techniques
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Herschel's background in science

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson entitled, Sir John Herschel: Biography & Photography. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify Herschel's early exposure to the scientific world
  • Recognize his role as a pioneer in photography
  • Understand the development and process of cyanotype photography