Presentation on theme: "George Washington Carver: Inventor of peanut butter"— Presentation transcript:
1 George Washington Carver: Inventor of peanut butter by Luis Felix
2 The importance of the invention: “The peanut and rotation farming were only two of the discoveries Carver made that helped people both in the South and around the world. During World War I, shortages of some foods led the army to call on Carver to demonstrate using sweet potato flour as a substitute for wheat. During World War II, he introduced the process of drying food, or dehydration, to preserve food for later use. He was also a leading scientist in the development of synthetics for articles such as tires, clothing, medicines, and foods that were scarce because of the war.”“Carver never stopped his search for knowledge and his search for a better way to help his people. His discoveries were many, and his influence was great. He was recognized around the world and at home for his great contributions. Even though he lived in a world that continually insulted him because of the color of his skin, he never stopped caring and loving all his fellow men.”
3 How does it work?He taught his students and other farmers the practice of rotating crops, to ensure that fields didn't wear out their nutrient potential. He did the same with peanuts, which were also successful in enriching the soil."Soil enrichment, natural fertilizer use, and crop rotation" was his message to students and farmers. Carver developed fertilizers to produce more food and better cash crops. As yields improved, the creative researcher developed new products from crops such as sweet potatoes and peanuts.
4 Who invented it?George Washington Carver is best known as the inventor of peanut butter but what people may not realize he contributed to science in other ways too. Carver was born in 1860 in Diamond Grove, Missouri. While Carver was teaching at Tuskegee Institute he began experimenting with peanuts and found that many things could be made from them. He created other ways to help farmers and was called on during WWI to show ways to use sweet potato flour as a substitute for wheat.
5 Works Cited“George Washington Carver.” NPS: American Visionaries. 7 AprilSahlman, Rachel. “George Washington Carver.” Spectrum Biographies“The Brilliance of George Washington Carver.” Social Studies for Kids.