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Lesson: Albert Einsteins Contribution to the 21st Century

Author: Brent T
Subject Area: Reading/Language Arts
Grade Level: 6 - 8


Albert Einstein is known as one of the greatest scientists in the history of the world. He developed theories about how the world works, that scientists continue to study and work to prove or disprove. Examine at least five sources to develop a research project that discusses the impact Einstein's work continues to have on the 21st Century.


1. Identify and cite sources. 2. Organize important information 3. Write and expository essay.


1. Identify and cite five sources that discuss Einstein and his legacy. 2. Develop a graphic organizer that identifies one or more of Einstein's theories and the work current scientists are doing to prove or disprove his theory. 3. Write an expository essay that explains the importance of Einsteins work to the 21st century and why scientist continue to study Einstein.

Background Builder Background

Title: Biography of Albert Einstein URL: http://www.history.com/topics/albert-einstein
Directions: Visit History.com to learn more about the life of Albert Einstein.

Title: Photo's of Albert Einstein URL: http://www.biography.com/people/albert-einstein-9285408/photos
Directions: Examine photo's of Albert Einstein from childhood to adulthood.

Title: Research and Essays about Albert Einstein URL: http://familyinternet.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi=1/XJ&zTi=1&sdn=familyinternet&cdn=parenting&tm=198&gps=360_12_1366_648&f=00&su=p284.13.342.ip_&tt=2&bt=1&bts=1&zu=http%3A//www.aip.org/history/einstein/index.html
Directions: This site offers a host of information about Einstein, his life, and his work.

Title: A short history of Einstein URL: http://academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Albert_Einstein
Directions: This article is a short easy to read biography with built in links to Einsteins most important accomplishments.

Vocabulary Builder Vocabulary

Message: Important words and terms to know when studying Einstein.
Vocabulary Words:
Theory of Relativity
Quantum Mechanics
Statistical Mechanics
Aspergers syndrome
Magnetic Fields

Activity: Write a Summary of a Biography



Using this website write a summary about the life of Albert Einstein.


Be sure to create a graphic organizer such as a T-Chart or Web to organize information for your summary

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