Fleming, Florey and Chain and the Development of Penicillin

IMPORTANT: Some of these worksheets refer to the textbook “Edexcel GCSE (9-1) History, Medicine through time, c1250-present” (editor Leonard A. and published by Pearson) ISBN 9781292127378 and will not be usable without a copy of this text.

This Edexcel 9-1 GCSE unit covers around one lesson depending upon your class and their overall ability/work rate.

Aims and Objectives:

  • To learn about Fleming, Florey and Chain’s development of penicillin.

The Power Point leads students through all activities with an accompanying worksheet. It also provides answers/feedback at intervals. Activities include an introductory overview video clip with questions, analysis and colour-coding of reasons for development of Penicillin, a comparison of Fleming v. Florey and Chain and judgement upon their relative achievements and a thought-shower on continuing developments.

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Created: Oct 17, 2018

Updated: Oct 26, 2018

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