Einstein’s Birthday & Pi Day on March 14th!

March 12th, 2013 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Hi! It’s Tuesday, March 12, 2013 and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

Albert Einstein, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist of The Theory of Relativity, was born on March 14, 1879. March 14th also happens to be world Pi Day. I thought you might like to explore some websites devoted to Einstein, his famous equation E=MC2, and Pi Day…

Recommended Websites:

See Below

Age Range: Varies (with parental supervision)

Brief Bio of Albert Einstein 

This website, designed for kids, offers a brief biography of Albert Einstein that will give some context to the other websites recommended below.

PBS: That’s My Theory! 

PBS uses a game show format (similar to “What’s My Line?”) to help you become familiar with notable scientists, including Einstein. Several questions are presented and answered by “guests.” Select which guest’s answers reveal the real Albert Einstein.

PBS NOVA: Think Like Einstein 

PBS presents Einstein’s special theory of relativity as an online, animated activity that will require you to think about the same things Einstein had to consider (such as velocity and the speed of light) to develop his theory. Then answer some questions by reasoning out the solutions.

PBS NOVA: Einstein’s Big Idea

Watch this almost 2-hour movie presentation that dramatizes the story behind Einstein’s revolutionary special theory of relativity represented by the equation E = MC2.

One Minute Physics: E=MC2 

Watch a one-minute video explanation of Einstein’s equation, E=MC2.

Coincidentally, Einstein’s birthday on March 14th, is also “World Pi Day!The mathematical symbol Pi (the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter or 3.14159…) is celebrated on March 14 at 1:59 PM (3.14159…)! 

You’ll find a brief history of Pi and some free Pi activities at the Exploratorium’s website.


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