Grade 10

Flowers Seen Through Kaleidoscope
How We See Things

Is seeing always believing?

Scientist experimenting with a water sample


Source: Smithsonian

“One sometimes finds what one is not looking for,” said Alexander Fleming, whose chance observation of a contaminated experiment led to the the world’s first antibiotic. This Smithsonian article discusses inventions and discoveries that centered on a flash of insight in a mind prepared to see what it wasn’t looking for.

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