The Making of a Scientist The Making of a Scientist

How did a book become a turning point in Richard Ebright’s life?
Richard had collected many species of butterflies by the time he reached second grade. He might have given up but at that time his mother gave him a book called ‘Travels of Monarch X’. This book told him how butterflies migrate to Central America. This amused his curiosity and at the end of the book readers were invited to help study butterfly migration. From hereon Richard continued to move forth in his quest for knowledge and became a great scientist in years to come.
How did his mother help him?
What lesson does Ebright learn when he does not win anything at a science fair?
What experiment and projects do he then undertake after losing in the county science fair?
What are the qualities that go into the making of a scientist?
So he did, and did he ever! Beginning in kindergarten, Ebright collected butterflies with same determination that has marked all his activities. a. What does 'he did' in the extract refer to? b. What else did he collect other than butterflies? c. What other activities are being talked about?
He would catch a female monarch, take her eggs, and raise them in his basement through their life cycle ... a. Who is 'he' in this extract? b. Why does he raise butterflies? c. Where did he raise them? What did he do with them?
"It was really a sad feeling to sit there and not get anything while everybody else had won something." a. Who is the speaker of the above lines? b. Why he had not won anything? c. Where was he sitting?
If the theory proves correct, it will be a big step towards understanding the processes of life. a. What is the theory about? b. Who proposed the theory? c. How would this step help?
What rare achievement did Richard manage at the age of twenty-two?
Richard became a collector at an early age. How?
Why did Richard lose interest in tagging butterflies?
Which project did Richard undertake in the eighth grade?
Richard's project on the purpose of the twelve tiny gold spots on a monarch pupa was highly valuable in two ways. List the two ways.
Mention any two of Ebright's contributions to the world of science.
In addition to science, what were the other interests of Richard?
Mr. Weiherer pays a glowing tribute to Richard. What did he say?
Why do viceroy butterflies copy the monarch butterflies?
Richards mother had a great influence on him. Discuss.
Write the character sketch of Richard Ebright.

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