Not driven by fame or fortune, Stephen Babcock worked to help make other people's lives better. This agricultural chemist at the University of Wisconsin Madison invented the Babcock Test, which enabled people to accurately and efficiently find the amount of butterfat in milk. His invention revolutionized the dairy industry around the world and helped Wisconsin gain the nickname--"America's Dairyland."
This story is from Wisconsin Biographies — a collection of free educational, online media resources to enrich your social studies and literacy curriculum, using the stories of famous people in Wisconsin history. Educational materials include short animated videos, leveled ebooks and printable books, cross curricular online activities for students, a gallery of historic images, and teaching tips (short, flexible lesson plans) tied to fourth grade academic standards. Students can define, analyze, compare and contrast historical figures, time periods, eras and themes, including westward expansion, slavery, women’s suffrage, innovation, and civil rights.
This interactive resource is designed for use in elementary and middle schools, and for kids at home.
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