Albert Einstein

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This interesting lesson introduces students to the life and accomplishments of Albert Einstein and his influence on the world.  Most students will recognize the image of Einstein, but may not know why he is famous and the work he has done in the field of science.  Einstein can also be used as a role models for students who struggle in school, since Einstein struggled early in his life.

Albert Einstein Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
  • Instructional Content Pages about Albert Einstein.
  • Hands-on homework activities to reinforce their knowledge and understanding of Albert Einstein.
  • Answer Keys
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Many Additional Links and Resources
  • Built for Grades 3-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.

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Description

This interesting lesson introduces students to the life and accomplishments of Albert Einstein and his influence on the world.  Most students will recognize the image of Einstein, but may not know why he is famous and the work he has done in the field of science.  Einstein can also be used as a role models for students who struggle in school, since Einstein struggled early in his life.  He overcame difficulties and went on to became a famous physicist.

Sample Classroom Procedure / Teacher Instruction

  1. Display an image of Albert Einstein and ask students: Do you know this person?  Do you know why he is famous?
  2. Allow for responses and discussion. Introduce Albert Einstein.
  3. Distribute Albert Einstein content pages. Read and review the information with the students.  Save the final question for lesson closing.  Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
  4. Distribute Activity page. Read and review the instructions.
  5. Distribute Practice page. Check and review the students’ responses.  Allow students to share their response to the final question.  Ask them why they chose what they did.
  6. Distribute the Homework page. Review the instructions.  Encourage students to use a dictionary or thesaurus to think of words to describe Einstein.  Share one or two examples.  The next day, allow students to share their responses.
  7. In closing, ask: What three questions would you ask Albert Einstein if he were still alive?
  8. Allow for responses and discussion. Depending on the question, ask students the reason they chose particular questions.

Common Core State Standards: 

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.3
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.2

Class Sessions (45 minutes): At least 2 class sessions

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Additional information

Grade Level

3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

Subject

Science