Albert Einstein

Born

March 14th, 1879 in Germany

Died

April 18th, 1955 in Princeton, New Jersey

Best known for:

Developing the general theory of relativity and E = mc²

 

Watch this video about Albert Einstein

If I were Albert Einstein I would wonder about…

1. How the needle inside a compass moves
2. How fast light travels and if anything can travel faster than light
3.How gravity works in the universe

The greatest challenge Albert Einstein faced was…

being able to develop meaningful relationships with his wife and children.  Einstein had a difficult time putting anything or anyone above his work and career.

The outcome of that challenge was…

that his first marriage ended in divorce.  When he was living in the U.S. his wife and children moved to Switzerland and he never saw them again because he put his career as a higher priority than his family.

Our favorite quotes by Albert Einstein.

“I have no special talents.  I am only passionately curious.”

“Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.”

Albert Einstein’s 3 greatest achievements:

  1. Won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921
  2. Received honorary doctorate degrees in science, medicine and philosophy
  3. His name “Einstein” is now considered to be synonymous with “genius”

One thing we were surprised to learn about Albert Einstein was that…

He didn’t speak until he was 3 years old and performed poorly in school.  His teacher’s originally thought he was stupid when he would take a long time to respond to questions, but really he would be thinking deeply about things. He would develop questions that would stump his teachers.

Three of Einstein’s personality traits.

  1. Inquisitive
  2. Dedicated / focused
  3. Courageous

3 ways that I am just like him.

  1. I am committed / devoted to the work I do
  2. I am curious about how things work
  3. I stand up for what I believe in

Comments

  1. 1. I am curious.
    2. I am smart.
    3. I love math.

  2. Braden White says:

    1. I like Math
    2. I am good at Math
    3. I am always asking how things work

  3. I know tricks of math. I do math. I have curly hair too.

  4. I am smart too.

  5. Ishan Makadia says:

    I like math too. I like to learn new things.

    • That’s FANTASTIC Ishan! Happy to see you are the first to post! Can you think of a 3rd way you are like Albert Einstein?