• On March 14, 1879, Albert Einstein was born in Ulm, Germany. Albert became a famous scientist who won the Nobel Prize. He also loved music and played violin. Albert’s name and wild white hair are symbols of “genius” all over the world.
    Albert was always interested in science and math—and sometimes, not much else! Neighbors remember him pushing a baby stroller, which held his baby son and his notebooks. He would walk around town, not paying attention to traffic lights or other pedestrians—instead scribbling down mathematical symbols in the notebooks. 
  • Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry
    absorb Verb

    to soak up.

    Albert Einstein Noun

    (1879-1955) American (German-born) physicist.

    civil rights Plural Noun

    set of fundamental freedoms guaranteed to all individuals, such as participation in the political system, ability to own property, and due process and equal protection under the law.

    electricity Noun

    set of physical phenomena associated with the presence and flow of electric charge.

    electron Noun

    negatively charged particle in an atom.

    emit Verb

    to give off or send out.

    equation Noun

    mathematical statement of the equality of two sets of numbers or values.

    formulate Verb

    to develop a theory or idea.

    genius Noun

    very intelligent person.

    gravity Noun

    physical force by which objects attract, or pull toward, each other.

    humanitarian Adjective

    having to do with relief, aid, or other support to people in need.

    innate Adjective

    based in instinct, not learned or experienced.

    magnetism Noun

    force by which objects attract or repel one another.

    Encyclopedic Entry: magnetism
    mass Noun

    measure of the amount of matter in a physical object.

    Nazi noun, adjective

    (1919-1945) (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei) having to do with the National Socialist German Workers' Party.

    Nobel Prize Noun

    one of five awards established by the Swedish businessman Alfred Nobel in 1901. Nobel Prizes are awarded in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peace.

    pedestrian noun, adjective

    person who travels by walking.

    photoelectric effect Noun

    phenomenon in which electrons are emitted by an atom as it absorbs energy from light.

    physics Noun

    study of the physical processes of the universe, especially the interaction of matter and energy.

    prominent Adjective

    important or standing out.

    protect Verb

    to take action to prevent injury or attack.

    socialist Noun

    person who supports greater community control of the production and distribution of goods and services.

    theoretical Adjective

    having to do only with theories or models, not practical application.

    violin Noun

    bowed string instrument.

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