Albert Einstein Printables

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Who Was Albert Einstein?

German-born American physicist Albert Einstein. Photo by Fred Stein Archive/Getty Images.
Portrait of German-born American physicist Albert Einstein, 1946. Photo by Fred Stein Archive/Archive Photos/Getty Images. Fred Stein Archive/Archive Photos/Getty Images

Albert Einstein (March 14, 1879–April 18, 1955), the most famous scientist of the 20th century, revolutionized scientific thought. Having developed the Theory of Relativity, Einstein opened the door for the creation of the atomic bomb.

Nobel Prize Winner

Einstein won the 1921 Nobel Prize in physics. Yet, in 1901, after Einstein received his diploma as a teacher of physics and mathematics, he was unable to find a teaching position, so he went to work for the Swiss patent office.

He obtained his doctoral degree in 1905, the same year he published four significant papers, introducing the concepts of special relativity and the photon theory of light

It Started With a Compass

There are plenty of other interesting facts about Einstein, such as:

  • He loved to sail.
  • His brain was preserved for science after he died.
  • He played the violin.
  • He was president of Israel.
  • His fascination with science started after his father showed him a compass when he was just 5 years old.

Help your students learn about this towring—but humble—genius with the following free printables, which include word search and crossword puzzles, vocabulary work sheets, and even a coloring page.

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Albert Einstein Wordsearch

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In this activity, students will locate 10 words commonly associated with Albert Einstein, such as black hole, relativity, and the Nobel Prize Use the activity to discover what they already know about Einstein and spark a discussion about the terms with which they're unfamiliar.

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Albert Einstein Vocabulary

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In this activity, students match each of the 10 words from the word bank with the appropriate definition. It’s a perfect way for elementary-age students to learn key terms associated with Albert Einstein.

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Albert Einstein Crossword Puzzle

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Invite your students to learn more about Albert Einstein by matching the clue with the appropriate term in this fun crossword puzzle. Each of the key terms used has been provided in a word bank to make the activity accessible for younger students. 

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Albert Einstein Challenge

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Beef up your students' knowledge of the facts and terms related to Albert Einstein. Let them practice their research skills by investigating at your local library or on the internet to discover the answers to questions about which they're unsure.

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Albert Einstein Alphabet Activity

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Elementary-age students can practice their alphabetizing skills with this activity. They'll place the words associated with Albert Einstein in alphabetical order. Extra credit: Have older students write a sentence—or even a paragraph—about each term. 

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Albert Einstein Draw and Write

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Have younger children draw a picture of Albert Einstein: His famous disheveled hair—sometimes called "genius hair"—should make this a fun project for kids. Then have them write a short sentence about Einstein on the blank lines below their picture.​

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Albert Einstein Coloring Page

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This simple Albert Einstein coloring page is perfect for young learners to practice their fine motor skills. Use it as a stand-alone activity or to keep your little ones quietly occupied during read-aloud time or as you work with older students.