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Wonder of the Day *#102*

** How Does an X-Ray Work? **

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SCIENCE — Physical Science

*Have You Ever Wondered...*

· How does an X-ray work?
· Who discovered the X-ray?
· How do X-rays help doctors?

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· electromagnetic radiation,
· electron,
· fluorescent,
· penicillin,
· physicist,
· veterinarian,
· wavelength,
· X-ray

Today’s Wonder of the Day was inspired by Fabrizio from , AL.
/Fabrizio Wonders/, “*How do X-rays work*” Thanks for WONDERing
with us, Fabrizio!

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What do penicillin, Super Glue and X-rays have in common? Their inventors
all discovered them by accident!

In 1895, German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen made an important discovery
while experimenting with electron beams in a special tube. Wilhelm noticed
that a fluorescent screen in his lab started glowing when the electron beam
was turned on.

While Wilhelm knew fluorescent material normally glows when exposed to
electromagnetic radiation, he was still


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