Today, we have George Washington Carver facts. He was born a slave on the Carver Farm in Missouri but grew up to be a member of the National Inventors Hall of Fame. He was well-known for his work with southern farmers and peanuts. Are you ready to learn more about his life and achievements? Click the download link below!
But, he was more than the peanut man; he was the pioneer of crop rotation. These printable coloring pages are best for elementary children but will be great for all kids and adults who love to color and learn.
George Washington Carver facts FOR KIDS
- George Washington Carver was an American agricultural scientist and inventor.
- The exact date of his birth is unknown because he was born a slave on the farm of Moses Carver in Diamond Grove, Missouri, but he was likely born in January or June of 1864.
- From a young age, he was called the “plant doctor” by his neighbors as he had a keen interest in plants and could nurse sick plants back to life.
- In 1890, Carver started studying art at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, where his art teacher, Etta Budd, encouraged him to study botany at Iowa State Agricultural College.
- In 1894 he became the first Black person to graduate from Iowa State University, and later earned a master’s degree in agriculture.
- In 1896, Booker T. Washington offered him a teaching position at Tuskegee University, a college for African Americans.
- By finding new ways to process peanuts, soybeans, and sweet potatoes, he helped to make them important crops in the southern United States.
- He found hundreds of uses for peanuts, from lotions, flour, soups, dyes, plastics, to gasoline – but not peanut butter.
- With the help of his mobile classroom, the Jesup Wagon, he brought his lessons to former enslaved and poor farmers to educate them about agriculture.
- The George Washington Carver National Monument, found near his birthplace, is the first National Monument that commemorates a Black scientist.
- George Washington Carver was honored for his achievements as an African-American by the American Chemical Society.
- He was also known as the “plant doctor.”
- He wrote 44 practical bulletins, with the most popular containing 105 recipes using peanuts.
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