Learn about the Life and Contributions of Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin
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With this app students learn about the life and contributions to biological chemistry made by Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin. It discusses her work in X-ray crystallography to reveal the molecular structures of insulin, penicillin and vitamin B12.

Dorothy Crowfoot was born in Cairo, Egypt. Her father was a British archaeologist and her mother was a botanist who studied natural history. Dorothy developed a keen interest in science. Traveling to archaeological digs with her farther brought Dorothy to places where she was exposed to a great deal of Islam art. Her father worked primarily in North Africa and as archaeologist ancient art. Later at Oxford University she began to work with X-ray crystallography in studying sterols. The prestigious Nobel Prize in chemistry was awarded to Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin in 1964 for her use of X-ray crystallography to discover the structures of important biochemical substances, such as B12, insulin and penicillin.

Students will enjoy using this graphically illustrated, interactive learning tool. The timeline feature presents key events in the development of our modern understanding of the structure and composition biological molecules. Tapping a point on the brings up a description of a historically significant event and the role the Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin played. A quiz function helps students demonstrate their comprehension of the reading material. Key science concepts are shown in colorful illustrations. We hope this app will inspire students to study science. The app shows that Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin certainly deserves the place she has earned in the history of science.screen shot

Special features make using Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin - Biological Chemist a fun learning tool:

1. Tap buttons to learn about the major events in her life.

2. interesting facts are presented using colorful charts.

3. Tap the quiz or game buttons to practice what you've learned.

4. Read about some of the significant events in the history of crystallography and the important contributions that Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin made during her lifetime.

5. Sound effects make the interaction even more fun.

6. Available for iPad and Apple TV devices.

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Available now for Apple TV

Bring the excitement of exploring the scientific breakthroughs and contributions made by Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin to your classroom or living room with the Apple TV version of the Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin app.

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