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Students complete a KWL chart on Albert Einstein. After they read an article, they discover more about his iconic status and how future scientists view him. In groups, they create trading cards about Einstein and another scientist of interest to them and write a job description looking for the next Einstein.
For this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice questions about Albert Einstein. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Students consider Einstein's theories of Relativity. In this physics instructional activity, students learn the questions that led Einstein to his theories. Students then create "Einsteinian Thought Experiments" of their own. This instructional activity includes 3 videos and 1 interactive activity.
Students investigate the concept of the Einstein's Theory of Relativity while conducting research using the internet and following the outline of the objectives to guide the information search. The lesson includes background information for the teacher to use.
Students explore the various aspects of Einstein's energy equation and discover how energy is transferred from one form to another. In teams, they rotate through seven stations to experience such aspects of energy change through hands-on experiments and demonstrations.
In this famous person worksheet, students read a passage about Albert Einstein and then complete a variety of in-class and homework activities to support comprehension, including partner interviews, spelling, cloze, synonym matches, and scrambled sentences.
Pupils examine why Einstein rescinded his German citizenship when he was a teenager. They examine what aspects of German life did Einstein disagree with in his early years.
Learners read a letter from Albert Einstein to FDR. This letter contains blanks, learners must look up each of the twelve words, define them, and then use then to complete Einstein's letter. When they are finished they can read a note that began the infamous Manhattan Project. 
Students explore historical figures by reading a biography in class. In this genius thinkers lesson, students read the nonfiction book Albert Einstein: The Life and identify his accomplishments. Students define vocabulary in the book and answer study questions based on Einstein.
What flies faster than the speed of light? A time traveler! This video explains the time-speed-distance relationship, time dilation, and the theoretical possibilities of time travel in a way that is super engaging. Along with the video, find multiple choice and discussion questions. In a Dig Deeper link, you will find more information and links to other related videos. Use this resource, along with another suggested video for how to slow time down in video-making and writing, to introduce a creative writing assignment for young physicists or as an enrichment when teaching about speed! 
Students discuss the types of ionizing radiation and explain Einstein's matter-energy equivalence.  In this investigative lesson students interpret equations and recognize the significance of scientists contributions. 
Students research well-known and lesser-known facts about Albert Einstein. They organize their information and write a report on Einstein's life, work, and philosophies. Students create colorful bas-relief mask images to honor Einstein's contributions.
Learners study the history and scientific contributions of Albert Einstein. In this Albert Einstein lesson plan, students learn his history, research his scientific contributions, create a timeline of him and his work, and create a biographical display like a museum.
Students use a quotation from Einstein as a reference to categorize their descriptions as either Newtonian or Aristotelian. They discuss the idealized nature of the Newtonian approach. Students describe the events they observe when an object is dropped.
Students identify long and short term goals. In this perseverance lesson, students discuss the difference between short term and long term goals. Students categorize their personal goals as short or long term. Students read a quote by Albert Einstein and discuss what it says about perseverance.
High schoolers study and research the life of Albert Einstein. They focus on the extent Albert Einstein catalyzed and criticized President Harry S. Truman's decision to drop the atomic bomb on Japan during WWII. Students answer a series of questions on this topic in writing.
High schoolers read a paper describing Einstein's 1905 papers. They answer five teacher-provided questions in small groups to consider the importance of his findings. Students describe in personal writings what effect they think these findings might have had on biomedical imaging.
Students visualize a universe with fewer than three spatial dimensions. They consider how more than three spatial dimensions could exist in the universe.
Students, after viewing an episode on the music of Antonio Vivaldi and a print from the artist Utagawa Hiroshige entitled Mountains and Rivers on the Kiso Road, participate with the characters on the screen. They experience a variety of fine works of art and classical music.
Students watch a video of the series "Little Einstiens." After watching the video, they explain the characteristics of each character. They develop music to add to the video and listen to music of Beethoven. They examine a painting by Van Gogh to end the lesson.

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