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Albert Einstein and relativity for kids : his life and ideas with 21 activities and thought experiments

Author: Jerome Pohlen
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, [2012]
Series: --for kids (Chicago, Ill.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Best known for his general theory of relativity and the famous equation linking mass and energy, E = mc², 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Biography
BiographyJuvenile literature
Named Person: Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jerome Pohlen
ISBN: 9781613740286 161374028X 9781451786309 1451786301
OCLC Number: 785874251
Target Audience: 9 & up.; Grade 4 to 6.
Description: xv, 126 pages : illustrations ; 22 x 28 cm
Contents: A curious and independent child: 1879-1901 --
The patent office and the miracle year: 1901-1909 --
Special relativity: 1905 --
The professor without socks: 1909-1919 --
General relativity: 1915 --
Fame and persecution: 1919-1933 --
America and the bomb: 1933-1945 --
Standing up for peace and human rights: 1945-1955.
Series Title: --for kids (Chicago, Ill.)
Responsibility: Jerome Pohlen.

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"Best known for his general theory of relativity and the famous equation linking mass and energy, E = mc², 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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