When I think about famous scientists, Albert Einstein is the first name I usually think of! He is usually one of the first scientists your children will learn about in Science, specifically when they are taking Physics. Einstein is best known for his theory of relativity and the equation E=MC2. He was also the winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics.
This post is part of the Famous Scientists Series
Biography of Albert Einstein:
Albert Einstein was born on March 14, 1859. This is also why many people like to study and learn about him on Pi Day. He was a German mathematician and theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, which he won the Nobel Prize for in 1921. This theory is one of the two pillars of modern physics today.
He has a had such an amazing influence in math and science culture. Einstein is known for his genius mind, his creativity, deep thoughts and insightful quotes. You also can’t ever forget his wild and unruly hair that created almost a character out of him.
You can read more of the biography of his entire life at Biography.com. This goes into detail about his family life including his children and his different marriages and affairs so read with caution.
This biography of Albert Einstein from Encylopedia Brittanica has a great breakdown of what he is known for and his influence on Science. There is also a video you can show your children, that is an overview of his life and his career.
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If you are wanting your kids to learn about this famous scientist you will enjoy these FREE Printables and Resources About Albert Einstein.
FREE Albert Einstein Printables:
Lots of Albert Einstein printables from Thought Co. There are: word searches, vocabulary words, alphabet activities, drawing and writing pages, coloring pages and more.
Albert Einstein Lesson Plans and Quantum Physics Minecraft Mod – Kids Creative Chaos
Einstein’s Famous Quotes:
Websites About Albert Einstein:
The Einstein Papers Project is a database with 80,000 records of all known Einstein manuscripts and correspondence. You can also search the full text of 2,000 digitized items on the website.
These are great books to read aloud or to assign your children to read when learning about Albert Einstein:
Albert Einstein and Relativity for Kids: His Life and Ideas with 21 Activities and Thought Experiments (For Kids series)Who Was Albert Einstein?On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein I am Albert Einstein (Ordinary People Change the World)National Geographic Readers: Albert Einstein (Readers Bios)Albert Einstein : The Genius Who Failed School Albert Einstein: 75 Fascinating Facts For KidsI Am #2: Albert Einstein
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