George W. Carver

 
 

FOOTNOTES FROM THE STANDARDS OF LEARNING (SOLS) & ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE

1 Studied science and plants, became a teacher, developed hundreds of uses for peanuts, sweet potatoes, and soybeans. (1.2)

 

Scientist & Professor

George Washington Carver was born during the time of slavery in America.  He loved studying science and plants and when he grew up he became a college professor.  He invented many new uses for peanuts, sweet potatoes, and soybeans to try and help poor farmers. 1