[CBSE Revision Notes] for class 10 English The making of a Scientist chapter 6 English Footprints without feet

CBSE Revision Notes for class 10 English The making of a Scientist chapter 6 English Footprints without feet

CBSE The making of a scientist class 10 chapter 6 Revision Notes Book Footprints without feet detailed Notes of the Lesson along with highlights of chapter 6 were prepared based on the latest exam pattern we have provided The making of scientist class 10 chapter 6 Revision Notes to help class 10 students understand the concept very well

Chapter Sketch

The story the making of a scientist’ is written by Robert w Peterson it is about the great scientist Richard H Ebright he had a habit of collecting butterflies rock fossils and coins since he was a kid he started scientific research on the study of butterflies his curiosity and a will to win for the right reasons made him successful

About the Characters
  • Richard H Ebright ” he is a brilliant scientist he is noted for”his work on cell and reading of DNA Richard’s Mother she is an encouraging mother who supported Richard in every way
  • Dr. Frederick A” Urquhart” he is a Prominent scientist he did his research on Monarch butterflies he Provided valuable guidance to Richard for his Projects
  • Richard A . weihere” he is Richard’s social studies teacher he helped Richard become a good debate and a public speaker
  • James R. wong” he is fellow scholar who worked with him on a project
Overview of the chapter

Richard’s success at Young Age”

The article of Ricard and his friend was published in the Proceedings of the national Academy of science he was only twenty two years old at that time it was the first students was published it was a rare honour for Richard

The making of a Scientist Revision Notes

Richard- A Collector From Childhood :”

Richard was the only child of his parents he grew up at reading in pennsylvania USA he had no one to play with so he started collecting things rocks fossils and coins he even gazed at stars collecting butterflies became his hobby

Richard’s Mother — His companion :”

Richard’s mother was constantly with him she encouraged him by taking him on trips and bought him telescopes and other equipment she found work to challenge him and helped him to learn a lot

Richard Reads ‘the Travels of Monarch X”

The reading of a children’s book titled ‘the travels of Monarch X” inspired him he became interested in the world of scientist the book asked the readers to study butterflies migrations Richard came in contact with the scientist Dr. Urquhart through this book, who influenced him greatly

Richard Raises Monarch Butterflies:”

Richard decided to raise butterflies at home to study their migration pattern he would catch a female monarch and take her eggs he would watch all the stages of development of the butterfly then he would tah their wings and free them he did it for many years and raised thousands of butterflies in the basement of his home

Richard Enters country science fair”

Richard displayed his slides of frogs at the country science fair, but did not win any award he realised that he needed to carry out real experiments to win an award he took suggestion from Dr Urqhart As a result of his many experiments he won many prizes at the country and international science fairs in the following years

Richard’s Eighth Grade Project:”

Ebright tired find the cause of a viral fever that kills thousands of Monarch butterflies he though that a beetle may carry the virus that causes viral fever Although this was not the case, he still won a prize for his project

Richard’s win at country science fair:”

Richard experimented on viceroy butterflies he tired to prove that viceroys copy monarchs viceroys do it to project themselves from birds as birds who don’t eat Monarchs the project won the first prize in the country science fair”

Richard’s Discovery of a Hormone:’

Richard was curious to know the reason behind twelve gold spots on a Monarch pupa he and his friends built a device to prove that the spots were Producing a hormone necessary for its full development the project got him first Prize in the country fair. he also entered the international science and Engineering Fair he got third prize for Zoology in this fair

Ebright Continues his Research on Monarch Pupa:”

Richard grew cells from the wings of a Monarch butterflies he further Proved that cells grow into scales of wings only when they were injected with the hormone from the gold spots he carried on his work at the army laboratory and laboratory of the US Department of Agriculture after his freshman year at Harvard he returned to the laboratory of the department of Agriculture to identify the chemicals structure of hormone this gave him a new idea about cell life

The making of a Scientist Revision Notes

Richard’s study of cell and DNA:”

Richard’s research on the hormone gave him an idea he believed that his study could tell how cells read their DNA he, along with his college room -mate james R wong worked on the idea, Then they wrote a paper explaining their theory”

Richard’s Glory at Harvard:”

Richard Graduated with second position in a class of 1510 students he became a graduated student researcher he started experimenting to prove his new theory his theory may create new ways to prevent some types of cancer and other diseases

Richard an all Rounder:’

Richard Ebright not just a scientist he is an all rounder he is a good debate and a public speaker he is also a photographer and an outdoor person his social studies teacher praises him for his will to work hard do his best and win

Richard- a True scientist :’

Richard has all qualities that make him a true scientist he has curiosity and a first rare mind he wants to win for the right reasons

Chapter Highlights
  1. Richard’s article on how cells work published in a science journal at the age of twenty-two
  2. Richard was a single child and didn’t have friends to play win so he became interested in collecting butterflies and various other items
  3. his mother bought him all the equipment he needed she guided him and helped him to learn
  4. he read a book the travels to Monarch X” which created a love for science in him
  5. he raised thousands of Monarch butterflies at home over a few years he tagged them as they grew and freed them to study their migration
  6. Richard put up a slide of frogs at the country science fair but did not win any award
  7. his defeat inspired him to experiment he took help from Dr Urquhart to work on various projects
  8. he won many awards at the county and international science fairs in subsequent years
  9. his work on viceroy butterflies got him the first position award in a fair
  10. Richard discovered a hormone necessary for the growth of Monarch butterfly
  11. He worked at the Army laboratory and the US Department of Agriculture laboratory
  12. Richard spent a year at Harvard as a freshman before going back to the laboratory to discover the chemical structure of the hormone responsible for the gold spots on the Monarch pupa
  13. His findings motivated him to study cells and how they read their DNA
  14. His theory may help to prevent many kinds of cancers and other disease
  15. he graduated from Harvard with second position among 1510 students
  16. his other interest include debating public speakingand photography
  17. Richard’s social studies teacher praises him for his excellent mind curiosity and a will to win – the essential qualities of a scientist
word Meanings

The given page nos. correspond to the pages in the prescribed textbook.

Scout A member of the scout association
Journal A newspaper or magazine that deals with a particular subject
Making the big leagues Becoming part of a successful or important groups
Kindergarten school for small children
Fossils The remains of a prehistoric plant/ animal embedded in rock and preserved in petrified form
Astronomer A scientific observe of stars and planets
Determination Firmness of Purpose
Eager Strongly wanting to do or have something
star gazing looking at the stars
Variegated Having patches, stripes or marks of different colours
Crescent A shape that is curved wide at its center and pointed at its two ends like a crescent moon
Migrate Move from one place to another
Curiosity A desire to know or learn
Species A group of animals or plants that are similar and can produce young animals or plants
Fritillary A butterfly with orange brown wings that are chequered with black
Monarch and viceroy Types of butterflies found in North America
Tedious Boring and too slow or long
Tag A label attached to someone or something for the purpose of identification or to give other information
Adhesive Able to stick fast to a surface or object , sticky
Chase To hurry after someone or something in order to catch him/ her or it
County District
stack large number
starling a dark brown or black bird that is common in Europe and US
Zoology The branch of science that involves the study of animals and animal behaviour
Ornamental showy, decorative
Entomology a branch of science that deals with the study of insects
Culture The growing of cells in a specially prepared nutrient medium
scales small, thin horny or bony plates
sophisticated Developed to a high degree of complexity
Eureka A cry of joy when one discovers something
Heredity The passing of Characteristics from one generation to the next
Blueprint A design plan
Hormone A natural substance that is produced in the body and that influences the way of body grows or develops

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