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Chicago Review Press puts together these wonderful books that are well done unit studies. Today I would like to talk to you about Albert Einstein and Relativity for Kids. Imagine a book that does all the work of researching for you and then provides 21 different activities to help cement the learning in your children’s minds. Hands-on activities to help you figure it out and see what Albert Einstein was talking about.
What do you get?
Albert Einstein and Relativity for kids is a softcover book divided into 8 chapters with different 21 activities. Some of these activities are familiar, and other take regular household items and add a teaching element I wouldn’t have considered otherwise. Most are hands on, but some are writing assignments. It is written by Jerome Pohlen.
- A Curious and Independent child
- The patent office and the miracle year
- Special Relativity
- The Professor Without Socks
- General Relavity
- Fame and Persecution
- America and the Bomb
- Standing Up for Peace and Human Rights
The tome is well designed, with text balanced well with images. Written at a level good for upper elementary to high school students. It is a well written book that is engaging and interesting. I appreciated the timeline at the start of the book to give me a good overview into his life.
I love that pictures and images are strewn throughout the book, bringing into focus places and people that were part of Einstein’s life.
This is an excellent book to teach your children about Albert Einstein and the Theory of Relativity. Engaging text that gives the facts without being boring. Excellent graphics that break up the text with good experiments to help you to understand concepts. This would be a great book to use within a homeschool setting and easy to adapt to using in a co-op.
Albert Einstein and Relativity for Kids His life and Ideas with 21 Activities and thought experiments. Jerome Pohlem Chicago Review Press Unit study, history, biography, hands-on learning Softcover, 128 pages. Reviewed for Chicago Review Press. Where to find: Amazon Link.
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