Radioactive Superstar-Marie Curie

About The Author And Website

           My name is Laura and I'm a sixth grader at Holman. My sister is a freshman in high school. My dad is a professor and a scientist. My mom is a teacher at the same university where my dad works.

      I created this website because I wanted to share my knowledge of Marie Curie with the users of Tackk. This website is also my non-fiction English project. Please enjoy!

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Marie's Early Life and Education

One of Marie's most popular pictures

           Marie Curie was born on November 7, 1867 in Warsaw, Poland, which at the time was the Congress Kingdom of Poland in the Russian Empire. She had three siblings. Specifically, her sisters Bronislawa, Zofia, Helena, and her brother J√≥zef. Marie was the star pupil back in Warsaw and graduated with the hightest honors at age fifteen. She first got into science in 1891 after she began attending Sorbonne University in France.  

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Marie's Greatest Accomplishments

Because Marie attended Sorbonne University, she met her husband Pierre Curie. Her attendance of Sorbonne lead to a few more things. One of them being the discovery of a new radioactive element: polonium with the help of Pierre and another scientist, Henri Becquerel. Due to this, Curie and her team won a Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1911. She had also won a Nobel Prize for physics in 1903.  

Marie working in her lab

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Marie's Family, Honors, And Death

Marie and Pierre had two daughters: Irene, who was born in 1897 and Eve, born in 1904. However, after their birth, Curie didn't stop working on her current project. On April 19, 1906, Pierre died before his youngest daughter, Eve, really got to know and remember him.

During her lifetime, Marie had received many honors. Some of the most important ones are her Nobel Prizes, seeing the Curie Foundation built in Paris, and seeing the inauguration of the Radium Institute in Warsaw. In the end, Marie died on July 4, 1934 at age 67. Her ashes were enshrined in the Pantheon in Paris. She was the first women to receive this honor for her own achievements.

An image I created on Photoshop of Marie working with a chemical and a Nobel Prize in the backgroung ad

Maps

In this section you will find maps of important places in Marie Curie's life.

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2 years ago
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Do you know how she came up with polonium or how she discovered it. I know you said that she discovered it with her partner, but I need a lot more details on that sentance.

2 years ago
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I loved your photoshop picture. I thought that was actually a real photo! Thumbs up!

2 years ago
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How did Marie Curie die? Old age, illness, ect.?

2 years ago
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I honestly can say that I have learned so much more about Marie Curie than I knew before about her!

2 years ago
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I like how detailed it was and all of the maps!

2 years ago
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@Erika she discovered polonium with her husband, Pierre Curie, and another scientist Henri Becquerel

2 years ago
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great details and organization and I liked the interactive element/s

2 years ago
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@CaseySP She died of aplastic anaemia, which is a blood disease that often results from exposure to large amounts of radiation

2 years ago
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Do you know how many awards she received??

2 years ago
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Did she ever move? Did she go to collage?