For Educators

The Life of Albert Einstein represents a world full of imagination, science, history -  the limitless possibilities of the human mind. The exhibition captures the wonder of Einstein's world and the impact he had and continues to have on ours. This comprehensive guide will help you explore the exhibition with your students.

Educators Guide and Materials



More Resources for Educators

Use these free online resources to further explore themes presented in the Einstein exhibition.

Einstein Books for Adults

Curriculum Materials

Einstein Books for Adults

Considered the world's most intriguing genius, Einstein has inspired hundreds of writings. Here's a short list of some of the most enlightening looks at his life and ideas, including some he penned.

Building a Cloud Chamber (Cosmic Ray Detector)

Curriculum Materials

Building a Cloud Chamber (Cosmic Ray Detector)

Wouldn't it be cool if you could create a rain cloud? Or call cosmic rays into view? Well, you can do both! All you need is an aquarium, a slide projector, dry ice, and a few other easy-to-get supplies.

Witnessing the Effects of Length Contraction

Activity

Witnessing the Effects of Length Contraction

When does a 12-inch ruler look shorter than it really is? When it's fast on the move. In fact, at the speed of light, it would shrink to nothing. See length contraction for yourself ... at a safe speed.

Fusion Simulation

Hands-on Activity

Fusion Simulation

Confused about fusion? You won't be once you've completed this experiment, which demonstrates how a strong nuclear force can fuse two protons that naturally repel each other.

How the Sun Works

Activity

How the Sun Works

Talk about a long-term power source. For billions and billions of years, the Sun has been giving off energy that equals 4 x 1026 watts. What keeps the Sun burning so bright?

Classroom Activity

Weightlessness on Earth?

Who said daydreams are a waste of time? One of Einstein's flights of fancy led to the equivalence principle—the knowledge that while an object is in free fall, it's free of gravity's effects.

Einstein Web List

Curriculum Materials

Einstein Web List

Where to begin when a Web search turns up millions of sites about Einstein? Let us point you to some of the best—from Time's person of the century profile to a black hole animation.

Journey to a Black Hole

Article

Journey to a Black Hole

If you could take a trip to a black hole, would you? Before you answer, take a peek at what you'd encounter. The trip certainly would qualify as adventure travel!

Physics Books

Physics Books

Meet one of the world's most influential scientists. Construct a compass and a flashlight. Find out how to pop through a wormhole. And further explore physics with these 10 kid-friendly titles.