Albert Einstein Unit Study

Hi everyone, I’ve been working hard behind the scenes over here to create a new set of unit studies! This series is all about famous Scientists & Inventors! As usual each study includes fun hands-on activities to go along with the unit to help students remember what they’ve learned, and also provide them with a fun reference too to review and recall each person they’ve learned about.


Each of my scientist & inventor unit studies contains educational lessons, activities and a fun lap book that your students will work on as they progress through the study. The lessons also include book reports, vocabulary, character traits of these important figures, and critical thinking skills. I currently have 7 studies in this series. These studies are geared towards grades Kindergarten-4th, but can probably be adapted for older students as well.


Today I’m pleased to present the Albert Einstein Unit Study.


Albert Einstein was born in Germany on March 14, 1879. He is most well known for his famous mass-energy equivalence formula E = mc2. He also received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics for his services to theoretical physics and his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect. He moved to the United States in 1933 where he continued his work. He published more than 200 scientific papers along with over 150 non-scientific works. He was affiliated with the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey until his death in 1955.

This study uses the scientists and inventors series by Mike Venezia, but students are welcome to use any other researched information they can find as well. I would highly encourage older students to do some independent research on their scientist and inventor prior to completing their final report.



Here is a video to show the lapbook in  more detail:


In this study students will learn all about Albert Einstein, his childhood history, thought process, and some of his greatest achievements. Below is a sample of the Lapbook that students will create as they learn about Albert Einstein. Activities for this unit include:

  • All About Albert
  • E = mc2 Ideas
  • What is a Theory
  • The Atomic Bomb
  • Characteristics of Albert Einstein
  • The Compass as inspiration
  • Theory of Relativity
  • Vocabulary
  • The Patent Office




Each lesson also includes a final report on the scientist learned in that unit. There are several different formats of the report to accommodate varying student grade levels that might be completing the unit.

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  1. Would like to learn about Thomas Edison and the others as well!

  2. Tesla

  3. Being that I’m a biologist – Louis Pasteur or Marie Curie.

  4. I would love to learn more about Marie Curie :). This is so awesome! Would love to win this & add t to our studies :)!

  5. Deebi27 says:

    Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin

  6. Louis Pasteur and pasteurization are always an interesting study. Or Marie Curie and radium.

  7. Einstein would be great to start with:)

  8. all hard ti choose:(

  9. would love more on ben franklin

  10. I would live to learn more about and teach my kiddos about all these famous inventors, but Benjamin Franklin would be great!

  11. I’ve found it hard to get kid-level information about Pasteur, so he’d get my vote.

  12. Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Edison

  13. Alexander Graham Bell

  14. Probably Edison or Bell, hard to choose. thanks for your great resources and inspiration.

  15. DeeDee Stewart says:

    I would love to learn more about Benjamin Franklin!

  16. Newton or Curie, thanks!

  17. Benjamin Franklin

  18. I’d love to study more on Marie Curie

  19. Sabrina says:

    Albert Einstein DEFINITELY!! Thanks!

  20. We do a lot of study on Revolutionary history, so I would love to see Ben Franklin or Thomas Jefferson.

  21. barbara says:

    A. G. Bell or Ford

  22. Thomas Edison =)

  23. apple blossom says:

    Thomas Edison

  24. I am so excited about this new study! We have worked our way through Road Trip, Exp Earth, the Lit studies and Art is on our plan for next year. I have two scientists in the house who are going to be thrilled with this new product! Thanks for continuing to make user friendly and beautiful unit studies!

  25. I’d like to learn more about most of the inventors. History is my huge weak spot.

  26. I can’t wait to see more of these! They look so fun!! I’m definitely most excited about Benjamin Franklin. Thanks for all the hard work you do!

  27. I know this is not a common one, but Walt Disney is considered to be an inventor as well, I would love to study him and his life more in depth!

  28. Kristin Solomon says:

    We would love to learn about them all. Einstein has already peaked out interest.

  29. Heather says:

    I stumbled across this whole series when browsing your site. I immediately purchased the whole package and the books arrived Friday. We are starting Einstein today! Thanks so much for another terrific resource. As I have said before, we just couldn’t homeschool without you!

  30. Albert Einstein, but I love them all :)

  31. chantal says:

    My son is my favorite….but I may be bias. :) Next Albert Einstein.
    My son love science but is often put off by the reading and writing (ADD – doesn’t help). He is going to love this unit!!!

  32. I have a cousin who is an engineer for Ford Motor Company, so I would like to learn more about Henry Ford. However, they all look GREAT!

  33. My son has recently been interested in communication so he would love to learn about Alexander Bell!

  34. We love Ford!

  35. Connie S. says:

    Madame Curie! She was amazing!

  36. Oh, wow! Tough question! I will go with Alexander Graham Bell.

  37. Marie Curie

  38. My kids love Einstein! We would love this :)

  39. Angie D says:

    Our 5- and 6-year-olds were just telling my husband and I at the dinner table last night that they’d like to learn about the brothers who flew together (the Wright brothers)! These look like a lot of fun, Erica!

  40. Tori Palmer says:

    Since my boys are studying Biology this year I would like them to study Louis Pasteur and Marie Curie. My oldest like the Wright Brothers and I perfer Einstein.

  41. Kjersten says:

    Louis Pasteur or Jonas Salk

  42. Tiffany Hauser says:

    I would love to learn more about Ford! (I adore the suggestion about Disney)

  43. Jacqueline says:

    I think it would be fun to learn about A. G. Bell.

  44. Deborah says:

    Thomas Edison or Alexander Bell would be great.

  45. alexander bell!!

  46. I don’t know if we’re supposed to just pick one that you’ve done a study on, but we’d LOVE to learn more about davinci!

  47. I would love to learn about all of them :) I’ll choose who I would like to learn about first, lets see…. umm Albert Einstein.

  48. Sandi W says:

    Ben Franklin–cause I found a book filled with his experiments and was thinking of using it for a science curriculum next year.

  49. Juli vrotney says:

    My children would love this….Ben Franklin would be my fave.

  50. Bekah Begg says:

    I would love to learn more about Galileo myself. My son loves outer space & would love to study him.

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