Alexander Fleming



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Biography



Alexander Fleming was born at Lochfield, a farm outside Darvel, a small town in Ayshire, Scotland, in August 6th, 1881.
In his childhood Alexander learned in Darvel School and in Kilmarnock Academy.
Then he worked at an office for four years and after that, in 1901 he enrolled at St. Mary's Hospital, London.
He qualified for the school with distinction in 1906 and had the option to become a surgeon.
He become famous when he discovered the first antibiotics- the penicillin that helped cure a lot of people.
In World War 1 Alexander joined the British Royal Army Medical Corps so he could have continued his research and also managed to help cure people.
When Alexander returned from the war he searched for anti – bacterial agents having witnessed the death of many soldiers that died from infected wounds.
One day when Alexander still searched for anti – bacterial he discovered blue mold growing on some harmful bacteria that was being cultured on a Petri dish.
Afterwards he did a series of experiments that lead to the discovery of the first antibiotic- penicillin.
Alexander wanted to create the penicillin quickly but unfortunately he didn't have enough support from the medical community. Therefore Alexander didn't finish the research alone and other people finished it instead.
Alexander accepted that he didn't finish the research alone and he always said that he glad that people will be saved and it doesn't matter who finished the research.
In 1945 Alexander won a Nobel Prize.
Alexander Fleming was a great biologist, he was wise men, and he was an important person in the medical world.
Thanks to him many people can grow, can live, can prosper and won't die from diseases like streps, ear infections and more.
Due to all of this the people on the world have to thank him and remember his big contribution to the world.







Appendix


ID Card


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Alexander Fleming

Name: Alexander Fleming
Date of Birth: 6\10\1881
Place of Birth: Lochfield, Scotland
Date of Death: 11\3\1955
Name of Parents: Hugh and Grace Fleming
Key words: penicillin, antibiotics, biologist bacteria, Nobel price.
Alexander Fleming discovered the first Antibiotics- the Penicillin that helps to cure a lot of people.






Intreview


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The penicillin

1. Q. Where did you learn in your childhood?
A. I learned in Loudon Moor School and Darvel School and then for two years I went to Kilmarnock Academy.
2. Q. Why did you decide to study medicine? Did you like this?
A. Since I was a child I knew that I will work at something that was connected to medicine, and when my older brother suggested that I learn physics I agreed.
3. Q. People say that there is a reason for everything; did you think that there is a reason for your participation in the World War 1?
A. Yes, I think that there is a reason.
In the war I could have continued in my research and I also managed to help cure people.
4. Q. What did you do after the World War 1?
A. After the war, I actively searched for anti-bacterial agents having witnessed the death of many soldiers.
They generally died as a result of infected wounds.
5. Q. Today everything is so simple, we are taking antibiotics and the sickness was cured. How did it start?
A. Everything started one day when I discovered blue mold growing on some harmful bacteria that was being cultured on a Petri dish. Afterwards I did a series of experiments that lead to the discovery of the first antibiotic- penicillin.
6. Q. Why did the manufacturing of the penicillin take a lot of time?
A. I wanted to create the penicillin quickly but unfortunately I didn't have enough support from the medical community.
7. Q. Do you think that if you had real support at the time more people would have been saved and wouldn't die?
A. Yes, I think that if I had the support from the medical community, the research wouldn't have stopped; the penicillin would have been created earlier and more people would have been saved and wouldn't die.
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A stamp of Alexander

8. Q. Why didn't you complete the research about the penicillin?
A. I didn't finish the research because I didn't have the means needed to do it.
9. Q. How did you feel when the penicillin was created?
A. When the penicillin was created I was very glad and it didn't matter to me that I hadn't quite finished the research.
It is very exciting to see how a little discovery created this big breakthrough that cures a lot of people.
I'm happy that my research interested more people and they took the time and effort to continue it.
10. Q. How did you feel when you found out that you won a Nobel Prize?
A. When I found out that I won the Nobel Prize I was very excited and I was proud of myself. The people that I cured didn't forget me and I know now that my work is appreciated.




Speech

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Ladies & Gentlemen:
We are here today remembering a special person.
Thanks to him we have antibiotics that cure a lot of people.
It saves people every day.
I am very exciting to talk about Alexander Fleming because he was my father's best friend and I knew him well.
Alexander was a great biologist, he was a wise man, and he was a Nobel Prize winner.
What would we do without this remedy?
How would we get rid of all this infections, streps and ear infections?
Do you realize how many people would not be alive?
Thanks to this amazing person people can grow, can live and prosper.
Therefore, we chose to name this medical center the "Alexander Fleming Health Center".
We hope and pray that people will find kindness and remedies for all they need.

Join us all now for a toast.





Rationale


Our teacher chose to write about a person that changed something in the twentieth century for better. We chose to write about a person that changed something in the medical field. We searched and discovered that Alexander Fleming made an important contribution to the medical world. Alexander discovered the penicillin which was the first antibiotic medicine. Since its discovery thousands of people were saved.
Throughout the project the medical world opened up to us and we discovered a lot of new things about a fascinating field.







Reflection






1. Here you must explain what you have learned about the subject (in short). We learned for our project a lot of things. We discover a lot about the medical world and especially about the antibiotics. Alexander Fleming was an important person in the medical world and thanks to him many people can live and prosper.
2. Then you explain what you learned from the project.
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£ summarizing skills
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3. What was difficult for you in the project? The must difficult part on the project was the interview.
4. a. Have you had enough time for the project? Yes.
b. Did you get enough help and support from your teacher? Yes.
c. Did you understand the instructions? Yes.
d. Were the assignments clear and fair? Yes.
5. Complete this sentence: We enjoyed working on the project because we chose an interesting subject and we learned from it a lot.





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