George Washington Carver: Agriculture Pioneer

George Washington Carver: Agriculture Pioneer

Stephanie Macceca

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743905909

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George Washington Carver was born a slave, but he became an important scientist and teacher. He experimented with soil and became famous for his work as a botanist. He used peanuts and other plants to make new products. Before Carver's research, plants were only used for food and clothing. His creative approach to agriculture taught people that plants could be used to make many products, like rubber, ink, fuel, and paper, to name a few.

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