This past week Grade 3-5 library classes have read Alfred Nobel – The Man Behind the Peace Prize by Kathy-Jo Wargin and illustrated by Zachary Pullen. We have learned that Swedish chemist, Alfred Nobel, was not only the man who invented dynamite, but in his will he set up the legacy of the Nobel prizes. We were amazed (so was he!) that he read his own obituary! We also talked about the people we know that have won the Nobel Peace Prize.
To understand the useful power of dynamite we watched the demolition of a building, and you can watch it here: