Historical scientist Eunice Newton Foote

A non-fiction biography text for year 6 and P7, discovering the little-known female scientist (Eunice Newton Foote) who was the first to describe the greenhouse effect. Whilst other scientists were arguing about the idea of a greenhouse effect, Eunice was the first to carry out experiments to support her theories. She used a pump to suck the air out of glass cylinders and filled one with normal air and another with carbon dioxide. She put the cylinders in bright sunlight and recorded how quickly they heated up and cooled down.

The 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 6
 Historical scientist Eunice Newton Foote

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