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Famous Scientists: Year 3

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Great Scientists

Be an eyewitness to great scientists and their discoveries. From Benjamin Franklin's electrical charges to Albert Einstein's theory of relativity, meet the people whose discoveries have shaped our world, and find out all about their lives and their lasting impact today.


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Explore with James Cook

Follow the travels of British explorer and navigator James Cook who sailed across the Pacific Ocean on three expeditions, claiming Australia and New Zealand for the British Empire - as well as sailing around the world not once but twice.

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Jan Ingenhousz

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Jan Ingenhousz was a Dutch-born physician, chemist, and plant physiologist. He discovered photosynthesis and showed that green plants in sunlight convert carbon dioxide into oxygen, which they release from the undersides of their leaves.

Joseph Banks

Joseph Banks, as painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds in 1773.
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Sir Joseph Banks was an English naturalist, botanist and patron of the natural sciences. He traveled extensively, collecting plant and natural history specimens in his journeys. He took part in Captain James Cook's first great voyage from 1768 to 1771. He discovered and collected plants such as AcaciaMimosa, Eucalyptus and Banksia. Joseph Banks had about 80 species of plants named after him.