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Einstein's Big Idea

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Author:WGBH Boston
Description: Resources to accompany the PBS broadcast "Einstein's Big Idea," the theory of special relativity: program transcript; teacher's guide; inquiry and articles; and "Interactives, Audio and More," which includes video of ten top physicists each describing E = mc2 in a few minutes or less, and a quiz titled The Power of Tiny Things" (e.g., how much energy does a paper clip pack?). See also filmmaker Gary Johnstone speaking about how creativity fuels both art and science, and watch three young physicists contemplate how a 100-year-old equation figures into their careers.

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Audiovisuals, Lesson Plans and Activities, Problems/Puzzles, Articles, Web Interactive/Java
Math Topics: Quantum Theory

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