THE FIRST WOMAN SCIENTIST
Hypatia was (0)__________ in Alexandria, in Egypt, in 370 A.D. For many centuries she was (1)__________ only woman scientist to have a place in the history books.
Hypatia's father was director of Alexandria University, and he (2)__________ sure his daughter had the best education available. This was unusual, as most women then had few (3)__________ to study.
After studying in Athens and Rome, Hypatia returned to Alexandria (4)__________ she began teaching mathematics. She soon became famous (5)__________ her knowledge of new ideas.
We have no copies of her books, (6)__________ we know that she wrote several important mathematical works. Hypatia was also interested in technology and (7)__________ several scientific tools to help with her work. At the (8)__________ many rulers were afraid of science, and (9)__________ connected with it was in danger. One day in March 415, Hypatia (10)__________ attacked in the street and killed.
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