Narration about the life of Louis Pasteur

by Zoe, age 8
(Far North Qld, Australia)

This narration was written by my DD8 after we read aloud together, two different accounts of this scientist's life. She has uploaded the report to her online chemistry class as well.

THE VALUE OF BELIEVING IN YOURSELF
The story of Louis Pasteur

There was a man named Louis Pasteur, he was a doctor of science, and lived in France. Louis Pasteur was born in Dole in 1822, his dad was a soldier in Napolean’s army.

Louis found lots of ways to make life easier and keep people healthy. He was a determined man and was very determined to find a cure for rabies, a disease that made people sick. It made them so sick that they died! People made fun of Louis Pasteur and said stuff like, “You’ll never do it,” or, “you can’t find the invisible enemy.” He kept doing what he thought was right. Soon he found a way to kill the rabies germs.

Far away in Germany a little boy named Joey, was poking a sick, mad dog with a stick, and got bitten by the dog. His mother and father were worried that their son would die. One day the mother was reading the newspaper, and suddenly she was shouting for joy. Do you know what she saw? Yes, Louis Pasteur had found a way to kill the sickness that their little boy had, because he had been bitten by the dog. This was the first time Louis had used his rabies vaccine on a human, but it worked and the boy got better.

Mr Pasteur also found a way to kill bad bacteria that made foods rotten. He first tried it with wine, heating it up to just below boiling point. We now call this process, pasteurization, and it is especially helpful for milk. It is now law in Australia that no milk can be sold unless it has been pasteurized.

Louis Pasteur spent his whole life looking for ways to help people and animals. He didn’t just find one vaccine, he found three vaccines, and made many other discoveries as well, that we still use today. Louis kept experimenting until, sadly, he died in 1895.

By Zoe Trewick, aged 8 years.

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