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Albert Einstein


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Albert Einstein

  1. 1. Albert Einstein
  2. 2. <ul><li>What did Einstein’s father do for a living? </li></ul><ul><li>What was his uncle’s (Jacob) specialty? </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>He was both an accountant and a businessman. </li></ul><ul><li>He was an inventor who created electrical equipment. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>What troubled Einstein’s parents a lot when he was a child? </li></ul><ul><li>What was Einstein’s first utterance? </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>He did not speak. </li></ul><ul><li>“The soup is too hot.” </li></ul>
  6. 6. Grammar <ul><li>Present participle: Using Participial Phrases to Connect Ideas </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Did Einstein explain why he had not spoken? </li></ul><ul><li>Did Einstein enjoy playing toys? </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>He replied: “Because up to now, everything was in order.” </li></ul><ul><li>Like many children, he took toys seriously. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Grammar <ul><li>He did not like to play with other children. </li></ul><ul><li>Nor did he like to play with other children. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Did he still remain shy when he grew to be an adult? </li></ul><ul><li>How did he deal with questions? </li></ul><ul><li>Did anybody help him answer questions? </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Not really. He would be active if he wanted to know the answers to questions. </li></ul><ul><li>If he got a question, he would talk to someone for help. </li></ul><ul><li>He was fortunate to receive help from his parents and uncle. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Grammar <ul><li>Typical of these (questions) were questions about gravity. </li></ul><ul><li>Questions about gravity were typical of these . </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>What happened to Einstein when he fell sick at the age of five? </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Given a magnetic compass as a present by his father, Einstein was curious about it. </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Did Einstein love to go to school? Why? Or why not? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you think he was the best hope of the teachers at that time? </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>He did not like the way the teachers used in teaching: memorizing and repeating. </li></ul><ul><li>The teachers did not think he would excel in every subject. </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>In addition to science and mathematics, what appealed to Einstein? Why was he attracted? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you think Einstein could play music well with other people? </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>He found he loved sailing and music. He thought sailing was an easy sport because it requires little energy. He learned to play the violin because of his mother’s encouragement. </li></ul><ul><li>When Einstein played music, he had difficulty staying in time with the other player because he couldn’t count beats. </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>What was another turning point in Einstein’s education? </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>He received help from a young medical student name Max Talmey. Provided with many books on mathematics and science, he learned more and eventually knew much more than Max. </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>When did he start to take an interest in light and gravity? </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>By the time he was sixteen. </li></ul>