By Teachers, For Teachers
There have been many famous geniuses in human history, from Aristotle to Isaac Newton to Stephen Hawking. But only one man's name is a synonym for genius: Einstein.
The man who formulated the theory of general relativity, developed the concept of the photon, and famously theorized mass-energy equivalence with the equation E = mc² was born on March 14th 1879. If you want to celebrate Einstein's birthday (without getting into theoretical physics with your students!), try these bell-ringers and the sample discussion questions with each.
Sample Discussion Question: What do you think Einstein means by "keeping your balance" in life? How would moving help you do it?
Sample Discussion Question: How do you think Einstein lived his life for others?
Sample Discussion Question: Have you ever felt like an answer came on you suddenly by intuition? Do you agree that this was really the result of past experience?
Sample Discussion Question: Why do you think Einstein placed so much value on "the mysterious"? How do you think that feeling inspires art? Science?
Sample Discussion Question: What do you think is more important in protecting people's rights; good laws or good culture?