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Elementary science - sound and sound waves.
What if your science experiments were so interesting that even an Emperor wanted to know more?
In 1806, scientist Ernst Chladni (KLOD-nee) left Germany for a three-year road trip, entertaining Europeans with his science.
He made wires, columns of air, and solids vibrate. He wrote about this inhis native German language, but his French scientist friends wanted toread about it in French. How could he get the cash he needed to writehis new book?
In February, 1809, Chladni's friends took him tothe Tuliere Palace. This elementary science picture book dramatizes theexciting meeting between a German scientist and French Emperor NapoleonBonaparte.Like Bill Nye, the Science Guy today, Chladni popularized science.
But during his work as an entertainer, he struggled to find the timeand finances do actual research. This story provides a glimpse at thelife of Ernst Chladni, the Father of Acoustics
. It's an amazingexample of how scientists collaborate internationally. The story isbased on Chladni's own description of the event.