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Alessandro Volta



Paste the two pages into your inquiry book. Read carefully. Make a timeline of important events in Volta’s life. You can do this in your books too.

In pairs discuss the way scientists make or make their ideas.

Why did the scientists disagree?

What was the first thing Volta did when he disagreed with Galvani? Why?

Did either of them change their ideas? Did they change other people’s ideas?

What could have happened if Volta agreed with Galvani?

Did the scientist you have done your biography on get ideas from other scientists? Give an example.

What does the quote “There are no new ideas” mean?

Answer these questions in your inquiry books.

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