Read and learn about Alessandro Volta and his amazing innovations with a Fact File reading passage and comprehension worksheet.
Who Was Alessandro Volta?
Alessandro Volta was a physicist and pioneer in the study of electricity. The term “Volt”, a measurement of electricity, was named after Volta. Volta also made discoveries in electrostatics, meteorology and pneumatics. His most famous invention, however, is the first battery.
Around 1800, Volta invented a wet battery called a Voltaic Pile. The Voltaic Pile consisted of discs of copper and zinc separated by discs of paper or cardboard (soaked in salt water). Volta attached copper wire to the top and bottom of this ’Pile’, so when the circuit was closed, electricity flowed through the pile.
Volta’s battery has been refined by other scientists and is still commonly used today.
Discover Famous Inventors and Their Innovations with Fact Files
This printable Fact File worksheet pack is designed to help your students learn about influential inventors in history. Students are provided with a biographical comprehension text to read and comprehend. Then students will demonstrate comprehension and their ability to locate and cite information from the text to complete the Fact Finder Comprehension Graphic Organizer.
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