Albert Einstein Albert Einstein by John Severance Presentation by Robby
Timeline As a child he often spoke his mind. He disagreed with the rules at school, and told his teachers that they were wrong and he was right. This is courageous because you have to have courage to speak your mind to authorities, like teachers. He was courageous enough to do this. After the death of his father he had to face the world on his own. He was just 22 and no longer able to have the guidance and support he was accustomed to. This is courageous because without someone to look after you, it’s hard to take on the world. Despite his sadness over his father’s death he married and pursued his passion for physics. When he started his scientific career he had to have a lot of courage to show his peers his work. Most people thought his ideas were outlandish and incorrect because they were way ahead of what most scientists believed at the time. This was courageous because he was not very well known and he had to prove himself to everybody. When he was a newer scientist he had to work very hard to make himself worthy of being accepted as a scientist. He devoted all of his time and studies to his theories. This is courageous because when he was working he had to trust that he was right. He knew that he might fail or make a mistake but, he kept working and he strived for excellence.
Timeline (continued) The press embarrassed him with unflattering stories because they didn’t understand his theories. He had to face the press and explain, with composure, his theories and thoughts. He had to prove to them that he was right. The press would have embarrassed him more if he was incorrect so it took a lot of courage to talk to the press about his theories. He went the USA to raise money for Zionism in Germany. This is courageous because he had to meet new people, and had to adapt to new things. He had to experience a new country and culture. Interestingly, he was not really a supporter of Zionist movement. A few months after his divorce with Melvia, he went to visit his sons. Melvia was very mad at him but because he loved his boys so much, he endured her remarks. He also continues to fund their academic needs. This is courageous because he knows he’s going to have an argument with his former wife but, he still does what’s right for his children. When Hitler was killing all the Jews during the Holocaust, Einstein was forced to flee to America, because he was a Jew. He had been living in Germany all of his life and had to go to a strange new place. This is courageous because he is not used to what USA is like. He has to get settled and it might be very difficult for him to get adjusted to the many things we do in the USA.
Intelligent-Yellow When Einstein was working as a scientist he devoted himself to his studies. He worked harder than anyone else. He sometimes had to be reminded to sleep. After a seminar, his partner said “Here is a man talking about space-time, and showing how you explain gravitation by the way the body moves…It was all so abstract that it became unreal to them (the professors in the audience). I remember seeing one of the professors walk away with rage.” This shows how hard Einstein worked and how far he was ahead of everyone. He was an abstract thinker and when he tried to talk to other professors about it, most of them didn’t understand. Without Einstein “thinking outside the box” we may have never been the world we are now.
Generous-Orange When Einstein was walking along the streets, he was always passing out money to the homeless people on the side of the street. He would give his money away to anyone who happened to ask for money. He was so generous that his wife ,Elsa, had to stop him from giving his money away. Elsa had to keep track of their money because of Einstein’s generosity. He knew it was the right thing to do, giving money to the people who needed it. He knew he was gifted in the world of science and he also knew they needed it more than he did. Many people thought of him as a very smart scientist but deep down inside he was a very generous man.
Imaginative-Purple Einstein had a vivid imagination. He was always thinking differently than everyone else. When he was a very young child, he imagined he was riding on a beam of light and wondered where it would take him. He valued his imagination more than his intellect. He said ,“The gift of imagining has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing absolute knowledge.” When he went to America he visited many colleges. He went to Boston and was informed that Thomas Edison disapproved of the liberal arts program in colleges because it didn’t teach scholars the facts they needed for life. Edison believed that colleges should only teach facts. Einstein disagreed with this point of view, stating “A person doesn’t need to go to college to learn facts. He can get them from textbooks. The value of college education is that it trains the mind to think. And that’s something you can’t learn from textbooks.”
Room Design This is a classroom. Einstein was a teacher for many years. He lectured in physics and taught at many colleges in the USA and in Germany. Before he became a famous scientist he was writing letter grades on college students’ papers in his classroom. In Einstein’s classroom you would find a chalkboard, chalk, desks, and textbooks. Einstein was a normal human being just like all of us, but when you use your imagination anything is possible
Metal/Award This is the Noble Prize of Physics that Einstein won in 1922. He won the prize not because of relativity but because of his work on photoelectric effect. In the photoelectric effect , electrons are emitted from matter as a reaction of their absorption of energy from electromagnetic radiation of very short wavelength, such as visible or ultraviolet light. The Nobel prize is a medal. It is awarded for outstanding contributions to Physics, Chemistry, Literature, Peace, and Physiology or Medicine
Albert’s Nuclear Fusion Grille Massive Cheese Platter Relative Shrimp Cocktail Soup of the Day - relative to time and space Ask your server for today’s special. The opposite of the shrimp, you’ll eat it slow, so time will fly by. E=MC 2 Entrees Detonated Desserts “ Fizz”ion Drinks Theoretical Steak Tips Perfectly grilled, like a perfect science . Sometimes outlandish theories can turn into works of art . Broiled Velocity of Fish A heart healthy choice. Speed was the second component in E=MC 2 , represented by the letter C. Pasta with Uranium Alfredo A hearty dish, with the punchy uranium flavor. Uranium was used in the atomic bomb. Apple Pie with Nuclear a la mode Home baked goodness impossible to contain. Einstein’s work with atoms paved the way for nuclear energy. Ice Cream Cone A traditional treat! Einstein’s first public act in the United States was to buy a vanilla ice cream cone with chocolate sprinkles. Black Forest Cheesecake A German favorite and Einstein’s homeland. Energy Drink For those needing a boost, ingredients are mass and speed! High IQ tea and coffee For the smart set. Einstein was considered a genius. Radiated Bottled Water Drink responsibly. With atomic energy came destruction. Einstein devoted his later years to pacifism. A platter to remember! Its Mass rivals any entree! Mass was an key part of Einstein’s best known theory E=MC 2 Tasty shrimp. The faster you eat them the slower time goes. Atomic Appetizers
Ode to Joy <ul><li>“ Ode to Joy” is made by the famous composer, Ludwig von Beethoven. Beethoven is from Germany and so is Einstein. Because they are both from Germany, I thought it would be a perfect piece of music to celebrate Einstein. Also Einstein was a joyous and imaginative person. </li></ul><ul><li>Einstein and Beethoven are both very similar. They are both geniuses in their own way. Without Einstein’s theories or Beethoven’s wonderful symphonies would the world be the same? That’s one for you to answer. </li></ul>