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Albert Einstein is one science inventor that my children and I think most people will admire. Reading his biography and talking about hime has never been boring. There are a lot of interesting facts about Albert Einstein. He is a famous scientist, and he is also a music lover. He has so many inspirational quotes. Today I would like to share some resources and activities for Albert Einstein unit study to engage children in learning more about this character.
It is rarely found anybody as genius as Albert Einstein. Albert Einstein was born 135 years ago on 14 March 1879 in Germany. He moved to The USA as there was a huge threat for Jewish. His theory of Relativity which looks very imaginative has let him into the Nobble Prize.
Maybe kids just know his picture or just his name. Therefore, it is a great time for us to get to know Mr. Einstein better on his month of his birthday. It is not only because he is a genius that Albert Einstein becomes very famous, but also is he famous for his personal and philosophical life. There should be many people have inspiration from the quotes he made.
Before we start with the activities, you can read some biography and story about Albert Einstein in different reading levels. There are also some fun and quote books of Albert Einstein. Here are some books I would like to recommend:
Who Was Albert Einstein?National Geographic Readers: Albert Einstein (Readers Bios)Albert Einstein: A Collection Of Quotes – His Thoughts On Nature, Life, Philosophy, Imagination, Creativity, Humor, Religion, Science, Reality, The Universe And More!I am Albert Einstein (Ordinary People Change the World)Albert Einstein: Gentle Genius: Physical Science (Science Readers)Albert Einstein: Young Thinker (Childhood of Famous Americans)Albert Einstein : The Genius Who Failed School – Biography Book Best Sellers | Children's Biography Books
Activities for Albert Einstein Unit Study
Here are 10 free great resources that we can use to celebrate Albert Einstein's birthday:
- Some videos of Scientific Theories by Einstein, easier reading passage, and some commentation are available at http://www.history.com/topics/albert-einstein
- A more detail timeline and topic of Albert Einstein is available: http://www.aip.org/history/einstein/
- A unit study for high school student is available at http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20050301tuesday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
- Seven free printables are available to grab in http://homeschooling.about.com/od/holidays/ss/einsteinprint.htm. They don't need any research or reading comprehension. So it would be good for having fun.
- Here are also some free printables related to Albert Einstein. These are quite light and will give a lot of fun. http://www.schoolexpress.com/fws/cat.php?id=2796
- Some science experiments related to Einstein can be accessed in https://www.teachervision.com/tv/printables/TCR/1557344930_89-90.pdf
- We find comprehensive language art about Albert Einstein in http://www.famouspeoplelessons.com/a/albert_einstein.html
- This site is great for elementary kids to read and there are also some experiments related with Albert Einstein in another page in the website: http://easyscienceforkids.com/all-about-albert-einstein/
- The ideas of Einstein Relativity Theories are explained very simply in the why files. They should be suitable for children age 9-12 years old. Please Visit: http://whyfiles.org/2011/the-importance-of-being-einstein/
- We love this article about Einstein from the point of view of children: http://www.thekidswindow.co.uk/news/Einstein_For_Kids.htm
We also have some free printables that can be used to get to know Albert Einstein better:
- Albert Einstein Personal Characteristics
As a genius, Einstein characteristics are things that need to know. Reading some biography of Albert Einstein, there are 4 unique characteristics to think about. In this page, kids are expected to find some facts that make and show Einstein characteristics.
- Albert Einstein Quotation Copywork
Here are some great quotations that I like and I think kids need to know. Copy work will make them easier to remind. Be sure to discuss the meaning and implication of each quotes.
- Interview with Albert Einstein
The goal of the activity is to discuss the manner and thought of a genius that should be logic, respectful, and humble. Kids are supposed to pretend being Einstein by answering some questions their parents pretending as journalists ask. From the answer, a warm discussion about language, manner, and logic can be discussed.
We can watch some movies about Albert Einstein. Here are some movies that might be good for children. I have not read them, but they look good. You can check them out:
We wish that we can know Albert Einstein much better (not only his picture) by doing some of these activities.
As usual, notebooking and lapbooking are great companions to help everybody in the research process. You can use notebooking for recording the facts into an appropriate layout. To do so, we provide some notebooking page templates that you can use with children in any age for several topics and subjects. Check out these printables:
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Adelien Tan is a mother of three awesome boys and a wife of a great husband. They are a home education family who live in Surabaya, Indonesia, where home education is still very rare. English is her foreign language, but She tries to use it in blogging.