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Meet Amazing Americans Scientists & Inventors George Washington Carver
 
Students in the laboratory at Tuskegee
Students in the laboratory at Tuskegee

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Teaching at Tuskegee Institute
When Carver arrived at Tuskegee, the agriculture department had few students, few resources, and no laboratory. The resourceful Carver knew what to do. He and his students created a laboratory. They gathered old jars, china, pots, and pans. They collected metal, string, and rubber from the trash. Carver showed his students how to turn these discarded items into laboratory equipment.

Using this equipment, they conducted experiments on Carver's old desk. They tested soil, fertilizers, and animal food. Carver taught his students to see how everything in nature was interrelated. Many years later, Carver finally got a real laboratory with real equipment.

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