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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Who Was Albert Einstein?

My kids are participating in an Einstein Unit that involves chemistry experiments, Hands on Equations, and reading Who was Albert Einstein? I admit I'm pushing it a bit since Einstein was not a chemist, but we've had too much fun mixing vinegar and baking soda and watching bubbles or using pH paper to decide what chemical spilled from a toy truck. Next up is a mock digestion lesson from ECHEM (Environment, Chemicals, and Me).

As for the math, Hands on Equations teaches elementary school kids how to solve algebra problems by moving cubes and pawns. With one month left of school, I'm trying to squeeze in as much as I can.

Our book study, Who Was Albert Einstein?, is a fascinating book. It's from that popular biography series that all the kids are reading these days. I don't know about the kids, but I've learned a lot. For example, I had no clue that Einstein was expelled in high school. He was quite a strong willed person who followed his beliefs no matter the consequences. Pretty cool guy. 

If you want to read this book with your kids, you don't have to go it alone. I've done the work by making a Promethean Board flipchart and Power Point to accompany Who was Albert Einstein? When reading a novel, I like to have a plan about how to teach it. It's good to know what to ask the kids and when. I also like having an occasional project or activity, too. Inside this home made Einstein bundle, one will find the following:

     ➢Introduction to Novel with Visible Thinking Routines
     ➢Information about the Author and other Who Was . . . Books
     ➢Discussion of Quotes from Einstein
     ➢Text dependent questions
     ➢Venn Diagrams to Compare and Contrast
     ➢Questions to Relate Book to Student
     ➢Writing Prompts
     ➢What if Questions
     ➢Opinion Questions
     ➢Interview Einstein Challenge
     ➢Teacher Notes


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4 comments:

messymimi said...

Einstein was quite a character, i'm sure your kids are learning more about him that i ever did at that age!

Rhonda Albom said...

The Einstein unit sounds lie a good STEM education tool (even though chemistry is incorporated).

Binky said...

That sounds like fun. I want to go back to school!

mail4rosey said...

Sounds like you're having a blast. And while so many teachers are struggling to find lessons to fill up that last month, you're trying to squeeze yours in. I love it!