Historical scientist Alice Ball

This biography text for year 6 and P7 describes Alice Ball’s life. Alice found a reliable way to turn chaulmoogra oil into a water-soluble medicine that could be injected and absorbed by the body. Alice’s discovery led to a new safe way to treat leprosy, which meant many people were discharged from hospital or could finally leave leper colonies and return home.

This downloadable reading pack includes:

  • An A3 reading spread for you to print.
  • A reading comprehension question and answer sheet.
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Historical scientist Alice Ball

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