John Dalton Story board

John Dalton Story board

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  • Hello my name is John Dalton , and I was born Cumberland, England on 9/6/1766. My dad was a handloom weaver, and my mom took care of me, my brother, and my sister.
  • I first went to a small village school in my hometown, however, I later went to a school called John Fletcher's Quaker Grammar School. I later became the principal at that school, at the age of 14!
  • In 1793, I went to New College in Manchester, to become a math and philosophy tutor. While tutoring at New College I was able to use the various labs they had, and was able to study meteorology by observing the weather. I expressed by research by writing a book called Meteorological Findings.
  • While I was at New College I also studied color blindness, and concluded that color blindness was a hereditary. I also conducted another experiment with gases, and concluded that gases were made of smaller compounded molecules
  • Fun Fact: My brother and I were both born color blind.
  • I further conducted my experiment and realized that even solids and liquids were made of small compounded particles as well. These small compounded particles were called atoms. This led me to make "Dalton's Atomic Theory".  This theory states that all matter is made of discrete units called atoms
  • Atomic Theory
  •  I later wrote another book called, A New System of Chemical Philosophy. My findings helped expand the knowledge of atoms, and because of this I was awarded the Doctorate of Science Degree from Oxford university. Unfortunately I later died in 1837 because of a stroke, but my research paved a pathway into modern science
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