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- DescriptionWinner of: 2013 VOYA Nonfiction Hor List Selection Best kwn for his general theory of relativity and the famous equation linking mass and energy, E = mc^2, Albert Einstein had a lasting impact on the world of science, the extent of which is illuminated--along with his fascinating life and unique personality--in this lively history. In addition to learning all about Einstein's important contributions to science, from proving the existence and size of atoms and launching the field of quantum mechanics to creating models of the universe that led to the discovery of black holes and the big bang theory, young physicists will participate in activities and thought experiments to bring his theories and ideas to life. Such activities include using domies to model a nuclear chain reaction, replicating the expanding universe in a microwave oven, creating blue skies and red sunsets in a soda bottle, and calculating the speed of light using a melted chocolate bar. Suggestions for further study, a time line, and sidebars on the work of other physicists of the day make this an incredibly accessible resource for inquisitive children.
- Author BiographyJerome Pohlen is the author of the Oddball series and a regular travel commentator for 848 on WBEZ, the Chicago affiliate of National Public Radio. He is a recent recipient of the Illinois Associated Press Broadcasters Award for Best Essay. He lives in Chicago.
- Author(s)Jerome Pohlen
- PublisherChicago Review Press
- Date of Publication01/10/2012
- SubjectChildren's General Non-Fiction
- Place of PublicationChicago
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintChicago Review Press
- Content Note70 b/w photos
- Weight598 g
- Width279 mm
- Height215 mm
- Spine8 mm
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