Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Part 1: The Making of a Scientist Abstract
* Richard Feynman has an early introduction to math and science.
* Richard's father sets up bathroom tiles on his high-chair in color patterns and takes Richard on nature hikes. Richard's father is interested in wild birds and their behavior.
* Richard's father teaches him to be curious and question things. Richard's...
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