Thursday, March 31, 2011

Google Salutes Robert Bunsen - scientist (yup, the Bunsen burner guy)

Today's Google Doodle is in honor of Robert Bunsen. It's a nice picture of chemistry lab equipment, with bubbles and everything.

Robert Bunsen was a scientist who died in 1899. He was known for the discovery of caesium and rubidium.He is best known as the inventor of the Bunsen burner, that cute little burner you used in school. He also discovered carbon-zinc electrochemical cell; methods of gas analysis; development of spectrochemical analysis and he was awarded the Copley medal in 1860.

One of the things I like about the Google Doodles is that they make certain historical people or events more mainstream.

Today's would be a good one to use in science class or history class. Talk about what the discoveries he made mean to us now.


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