Historical scientist Alfred Nobel

This biography text for year 5 and P6, linking to the topics properties and changes of materials and properties and uses of substances, describes the life of historical scientist Alfred Nobel. In 1897 he invented dynamite, which was a lot more stable than nitroglycerin. He went on to invent many other things, including a detonator to make explosives safer and easier to use. Alfred Nobel left most of the money he made to set up the Nobel Prizes.

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 5
Properties and changes of materials
Historical scientist Alfred Nobel

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