Did you know that March 14th is also Albert Einstein’s birthday? Born in 1879, Albert Einstein was a German-born physicist who is most famous for his theory of relativity as well as the equation E=MC2. Use the suggested resources from Discovery Education below to honor this scientist as part of your Pi Day celebrations.
Shmoop Learning Guide: Albert Einstein
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What Albert Einstein did and why you should care. In a nutshell, Albert Einstein’s discoveries revolutionized the field of physics and forever altered mankind’s understanding of the basic workings of the universe.
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Albert Einstein was far ahead of his time, publishing his first principles of relativity by the time he was twenty-six years old. His theory was proven a decade later. Einstein informed President Roosevelt about the potential of the atomic bomb.
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Prior to World War 2, Albert Einstein assisted in the creation of the atomic bomb, experimented with the Theory of Relativity, and won the Nobel Prize.
Time for Einstein
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Einstein discovered that Newton’s laws of motion did not hold for all conditions. He developed the theories of special and general relativity, adding the fourth dimension of time and a better understanding of gravity to our view of the universe.
Theory of Relativity
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Familiarize yourself with Einstein’s general theory of relativity and observe how information from far away galaxies can be detected by large telescopes.