Overview: Einstein: A Genius, Relatively Speaking

Overview
of Star Witness news story: Albert Einstein: A Genius, Relatively Speaking
Description:
Star Witness news story: Albert Einstein: A Genius, Relatively Speaking highlights Einstein’s miracle year when he wrote five scientific papers. Connections are made between Einstein’s work and that of the Hubble Space Telescope.
Format(s) available: Printer-friendly web page; also, downloadable PDF including story and images
Grades: 5-8, but the material can be adapted for use in other grades at the teacher’s discretion
How to use it in the classroom

Teachers can use Star Witness news story: Albert Einstein: A Genius, Relatively Speaking as:

A content reading selection. Teachers should discuss the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary prior to having students read this selection.

An engagement activity. Have students read the selection. Ask them to explain what they have learned about Einstein and his work.

An inquiry tool. Propose a question, such as "What do you know about Albert Einstein?" Have students read the selection and write down questions they would like answered as a result of the reading.

A source of information for class discussion. Have students read the selection. Conduct a class discussion using the questions associated with the reading to clarify student understanding and expand on the information provided.



Overview: Einstein: A Genius, Relatively Speaking