Did not speak clearly until he was 12, and his parents thought he was slow and unable to learn
Practical joker- tossing a spitball changed his life
After the spitball incident, Albert spent the next 6 years teaching himself Calculus – he was determined to figure out how that spit ball moved through the air.
Despite his math genius, he was kicked out of school for bringing a skunk to class.
After leaving school, Albert roamed the country for 7 years
He learned to play violin and was given a spot in the London Symphony Orchestra
Moved to the New York, and became one of the most successful comics in Vaudeville, and was known as “Fuzz Ball”
One of his trademarks was sticking his tongue out to the audience
1921 : Nobel Prize in Physics
1925 : The Copley Medal for his contributions to quantum theory and for his theory of relativity
1929 : The Max Planck medal for his achievements in Physics
In 1905, Einstein theorized that a large amount of energy could be released from a small amount of matter. This was expressed by the equation E = MC ²
Einsteins greatest role in
the invention of the atomic bomb was signing a letter to President Franklin Roosevelt urging that the bomb be built.
At the end of his life Albert Einstein was a lonely man, his wife Elsa died after they had been married 17 years.
His health began to fail and he died April 18 th , 1955 at the age of 76.
“ Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new ”
History/ Social Science
-> Students in grade two explore the lives of actual people who make a difference in their everyday lives and learn the stories of extraordinary people from history whose achievements have touched them, directly or indirectly. 2.5 Students understand the importance of individual action and character and explain how heroes from long ago and the recent past have made a difference in others’ lives