Did It Take Creativity to Find Relativity, Albert Einstein?

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A friendly writing style, attractive design, and rigorous standards for research will make this the perfect introduction to Albert Einstein for younger readers.

From being a mediocre high school student in Germany to becoming a world-renowned physicist living in Princeton, N.J., the life and work of Albert Einstein is clearly explained in a question-and-answer format for younger readers. The combination of easy-to-read text, large photographs and illustrations, and simple ...

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Overview


A friendly writing style, attractive design, and rigorous standards for research will make this the perfect introduction to Albert Einstein for younger readers.

From being a mediocre high school student in Germany to becoming a world-renowned physicist living in Princeton, N.J., the life and work of Albert Einstein is clearly explained in a question-and-answer format for younger readers. The combination of easy-to-read text, large photographs and illustrations, and simple experiments, clearly explain Einstein's scientific work, such as the "Theory of Relativity."

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jennie DeGenaro
The authors describe Albert Einstein in such a manner that he can be seen as a person and not just an icon. This brief book is both interesting and informative, recognizing that Einstein's brilliant and instructive contributions have made society richer. Although we think of Einstein as being generally gifted, he only excelled in math and science, and he was not popular in the Catholic school he attended. The students did not like him because he would not play sports, and the teachers felt he asked too many questions. After graduating from high school, he applied to the Swiss Federal Polytechnic Institute. After failing the entrance exam on his first attempt, Einstein was admitted to the school. He was poor during college, living in a small, dark room and often hungry. After graduating, he explained the theory of relativity to other scientists and spent his entire life trying unsuccessfully to find the unified theory of how the universe works. Einstein received many honors and was awarded the Nobel Prize for physics. He was recognized as one of the outstanding thinkers of all times. This biography includes several humorous anecdotes, such as his unusual response when his mother once asked him as a small boy, to play with his younger sister. Einstein wanted to know how she could play when she did not have wheels. Elementary schools would benefit from having this book available in their libraries since achievement tests often include questions about this famous man.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780439833844
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2007
  • Series: Scholastic Science Supergiants Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 403,426
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Lexile: 760L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author


Melvin and Gilda Berger are the authors of more than two hundred books for children. Their books have recieved awards from the National Science Teachers Association, the Library of Congress, and the New York Public Library. The Bergers live in New York.

Melvin and Gilda Berger are the authors of more than two hundred books for children. Their books have recieved awards from the National Science Teachers Association, the Library of Congress, and the New York Public Library. The Bergers live in New York.

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Table of Contents


Who was Albert Einstein?     5
When was Einstein born?     6
When did Albert start to speak?     8
What happened when Albert was five years old?     11
What else influenced his life?     12
When did Albert start school?     14
Why did Albert switch schools?     17
Where did Einstein finish high school?     18
When did Einstein graduate college?     20
What important event happened in 1905?     23
What is the most famous equation in the world?     24
What did Einstein discover about light?     26
Try it out!
Experiment #1     28
Experiment #2     29
How could scientists test Einstein's theory?     31
Did the theory of relativity make Einstein famous?     32
Was Einstein happy in Germany?     34
Did Einstein marry again?     37
What theory did Einstein start working on in the 1920s?     38
What happened when Einstein went back to Germany?     40
How did Einstein help end World War II?     43
How do we remember Einstein?     45
Einstein time line     46
Index     48
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