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CLIP 2456

Edward Jenner - the discovery of smallpox vaccine

Edward Jenner - the discovery of smallpox vaccine

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Key Info
  • Edward Jenner - the discovery of smallpox vaccine
  • Duration: 03:18
  • While competing in a game show called 'The greatest science investigator of all time', famous scientists from history describe their life's work and explain why they deserve the title. On this show it's the turn of Edward Jenner, who tells the story of how he discovered the smallpox vaccine.
  • Subject:



    Living Things in their Environments: Micro-organisms

  • Keywords: micro-organism, vaccine, smallpox, Edward Jenner, scientific investigator
Ideas for use in class
  • Could be used to stimulate a discussion and debate about the greatest scientific investigators of all time. It might inspire a class to research and find out about a number of famous scientific researchers and then imitate the game show. There are cross-curricular links with history.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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