Marie Sklodowska-Curie Museum Visit

8th Graders attended the museum of Maria Skłodowska-Curie located at 16 Freta Street in Warsaw. The museum is in the care of the Polish Chemical Society, an honorary member of which is the great scientist and the first woman who won a Nobel Prize and even two times in two different subjects, chemistry and physics, - Maria Skłodowska-Curie.

The museum itself is housed in an 18thcentury tenement where in 1860s it housed a girls’ boarding school and the Curie family was living in. 

The students could see the laboratory equipment used at that times by the scientist, personal items, furniture and photos. The latter was associated to three different time periods – in 

Poland: 

her personal development, emergence of interest in exact sciences and hard working to be able to study at Sorbonne university,

France

her development as a scientist, marriage with Pierre Curie, discovery of two highly radioactive new chemical elements, polonium and radium, and radiations of uranium), and 

the US

where she got financial support for institute equipment in Paris and  obtained funds for building and equipment of similar institute in Warsaw.