Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Rachel Winnipeg, Manitoba

Fair address: Red River Heritage Fair

Project: Sir Frederick Banting

My project is about an amazing Canadian named Sir Frederick Banting. He came up with a way to extract and purify insulin for successful use in humans. I will be telling you about this great accomplishment, and his role in Canadian history.

What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

I learned so many things from my research, but what stood out most for me was what I learned about diabetes, how the pancreas functions, and how and why insulin is produced. It is great that a Canadian made such an important discovery in this area.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

I have learned that it is important to know that if you work hard, you can achieve anything. Banting always tried his hardest, and even though many of his experiments failed and disappointed people, he didn't quit. Look at how successful he turned out to be, and what an important difference he made.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

Back then, diabetes was a pretty bad disease. If you had it, there was nothing you could do to avoid getting sicker and sicker. Now, because of Banting, diabetes isn't dreaded. If I were to develop diabetes, I would be able to control it with insulin, unlike those before Banting's time.

  • Steven Potts

    Very great project. Hope you get a "A plus for your project"
    23/06/2014 3:39:26 PM

  • mazin

    Well presented
    23/06/2014 3:32:12 PM

  • Cece

    Good job!!!
    23/06/2014 3:31:01 PM

  • Dawn

    Awesome job!! Very informative project, Thank you for sharing and good luck!!
    23/06/2014 10:15:02 AM

  • Natasha

    Awesome job Rachel!
    22/06/2014 8:17:59 PM

  • Kathy

    How interesting, and informative! Thank you, Rachel, for telling us about a famous Canadian!
    22/06/2014 8:11:48 AM

  • Nila Scott

    I'm very impressed Rachel. Well done!!! Good luck
    21/06/2014 8:03:17 PM

  • Steve

    Very educational, and great to see science of interest to kids!
    19/06/2014 9:14:02 PM

  • Evelyn

    Well done, Rachel! Very interesting and informative!
    19/06/2014 10:27:47 AM

  • Cindy

    Wow, I love this! It is excellent and very interesting. Thank you for teaching me. Diabetes is in our family and it is wonderful to learn about it.
    18/06/2014 4:23:01 PM

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