Albert Einstein & Relativity for Kids

Albert Einstein & Relativity for Kids : His Life & Ideas with 21 Activities & Thought Experiments

By (author) Jerome Pohlen


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Winner of: 2013 VOYA Nonfiction Honor List SelectionBest known for his general theory of relativity and the famous equation linking mass and energy, E = mc, Albert Einstein had a lasting impact on the world of science, the extent of which is illuminated--along with his fascinating life and unique personality--in this lively history. In addition to learning all about Einstein's important contributions to science, from proving the existence and size of atoms and launching the field of quantum mechanics to creating models of the universe that led to the discovery of black holes and the big bang theory, young physicists will participate in activities and thought experiments to bring his theories and ideas to life. Such activities include using dominoes to model a nuclear chain reaction, replicating the expanding universe in a microwave oven, creating blue skies and red sunsets in a soda bottle, and calculating the speed of light using a melted chocolate bar. Suggestions for further study, a time line, and sidebars on the work of other physicists of the day make this an incredibly accessible resource for inquisitive children.

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 213.36 x 276.86 x 7.62mm | 408.23g
  • 01 Oct 2012
  • Chicago Review Press
  • Chicago
  • English
  • Original
  • 70 b/w photos
  • 161374028X
  • 9781613740286
  • 72,983

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Author Information

Jerome Pohlen is a former elementary school science teacher, an engineer, an editor, and the author of a dozen award-winning science kits, including "Famous Experiments," "Microscopic World," and "Wild Weather." He lives in Chicago.

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"A great introduction to a man and an equation that are usually considered advanced fare--but are central to everybody's way of life." --"GeekDad"

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