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New Wisconsin Biography from Wisconsin Media Lab: Stephen Babcock

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Engage your students with Wisconsin Media Lab’s newest Wisconsin biography, “Stephen Babcock: Agriculture’s MVP.”

Stephen Babcock, a chemist at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, invented the Babcock Test, which enabled people to accurately and efficiently find the amount of butterfat in milk. His invention revolutionized the dairy industry around the world and helped Wisconsin gain the nickname, “America’s Dairyland.”

Screenshot from Wisconsin Biographies

This resource includes:

  • A short animated video
  •  iBook and print biographies at three Lexile levels
  • Two online student activities
  • Historical photos
  • Lesson plans

Explore the rest of Wisconsin Media Lab’s Wisconsin Biographies for more videos and activities about historical Wisconsin figures, made right here in Wisconsin!

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