Summer reading - 2015 - Bishop Lynch High School

Honors Chemistry
Extra Credit Summer Reading
Extra Credit will be given to those students who read biographies of famous chemists and submit
a book report during the first week of class at the beginning of the school year. A maximum of
TWO (2) reports may be done. A maximum of ten (10) points on a test will be awarded for each
report completed.
The report should be a typed two or three page summary of the book. The report must include
full bibliographic information (author, title, publisher, publishing or copyright date). You may
wish to include the major personal milestones in the scientist’s life, any unusual obstacles or
setbacks, or major accomplishments.
Note that the biography or autobiography must be from a BOOK devoted to the scientist.
Wikipedia accounts or website references will not be accepted. Libraries or book stores (HalfPrice Books) would be good sources for these books.
Famous Chemists
Svante Arrhenius
Amadeo Avogadro
Henri Becquerel
J.J. Berzelius
Niels Bohr
Robert Boyle
Robert Millikan
Anders Celsius
Jacques Charles
Marie Curie
Pierre Curie
John Dalton
Louis de Broglie
Albert Einstein
Michael Faraday
Irene Joliot-Curie
James Prescott Joule
Antoine Lavoisier
Henri Le Chatelier
Dmitri Mendeleev
George Washington Carver
Blaise Pascal
Linus Pauling
Max Planck
Joseph Priestly
Ernest Rutherford
Glenn Seaborg
William Thomson (Lord Kelvin)
J.J. Thomson
Johannes van der Waals
All reports must be submitted on Blackboard and clearly labeled as “Honors Chemistry Book
Report.” Please be sure that your name is on the report. There will be a folder labeled for the
report on Blackboard in the Honors Chemistry course. The report will be checked for
plagiarism using Blackboard. Any report with more than 20% material that is not appropriately
cited will not receive any credit.
Some suggested books are on the back of this paper,
Suggested Books
Adir, Gene (1989)
George Washington Carver. Philadelphia, Chelsea House Publishers
Collins, David et al. (2005) George Washinton Carver: Man’s Slave Becomes God’s Scientist
Curie, Eve (1997) Marie Curie New York: Doubleday and Company, Inc.
Curie, Eve, and Vincent Sheean (2001) Madame Curie: A Biography
Isaacson, Walter (2008) Einstein: His Life and Universe
Levinger, Elma Eldrick (1949) Albert Einstein. New York: Julian Messner
McKie, Douglas (1982) Antoine Lavoisier. New York: Henry Schuman
McMurray, Linda.
George Washington Carver.
McPherson, Stephanie (1995) Ordinary Genius: the Story of Albert Einstein Minneapolis, MN,
Lerner Publishing Group
Moore, Eva
The Story of George Washington Carver.
Pasachoff, Naomi (1996) Marie Curie and the Science of Radioactivity. Oxford University
Strathern, Paul.(2001) Mendeleyev’s Dream: The quest for the Elements
Vivian, Greg. The Chemist Who Lost His Head
White, Michael and John Gribbin (1993) Einstein: A life in Science, New York: Penguin
Young, Lisa. Antoine Lavoisier: Founder of Modern Chemistry