Pioneering chemist Robert Boyle

A non-fiction biography text for year 4 and P5, linking to the topics states of matter and Properties and uses of substances about Robert Boyle. By encouraging experiments and observation, he laid the foundations for modern chemistry. At the time, carrying out scientific experiments was unusual. Scholars usually just wrote down their ideas and then argued about them, much as the Ancient Greek philosophers had done. Robert pioneered the scientific method. This meant carrying out experiments and observing the results.

This downloadable reading pack includes:

  • An A3 reading spread for you to print.
  • Reading comprehension question and answer sheets, differentiated using our magnifying glasses key (on the bottom right). One magnifying glass indicates easier and two means harder.
Year 4
States of matter
Pioneering chemist Robert Boyle

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