In social studies class the other day, my teacher gave a speech on the great
women in history. This inspired me to write an article on one of the women he
After class, I asked him more about her. Later that day, I went
to my science teacher, who told me everything else I needed to know.
Marie Curie was born in Warsaw, Poland, on November 7, 1867. When she was old
enough, she moved to France. There she went to Sorbonne University and graduated
with top honors, becoming the first woman to teach at the school. While there,
she met Pierre Curie, also an instructor and a brilliant scientist. Later, they
Both Marie and Pierre were interested in chemistry. Marie was very interested
in helping mankind. When Henri Becquerel put some otherwise unusual rocks and
photographic plates (like film negatives) in a drawer only to find that the
photos came out splotchy, he told the Curies, and they became very curious --
just like any good Whyvillian would.