These two primary resources introduce children to Albert Einstein. Find out about the life of this pioneering physicist. When was Albert Einstein born?  Where did he study? What mind-blowing theories did he publish? What does his famous formula ‘E = mc² ’ mean?

In our National Geographic Kids Albert Einstein primary resource sheets pupils will learn about the key events in the life of Albert Einstein – from his childhood interests and hobbies, to his discoveries and theories that changed modern science forever.

The teaching resource can be used in study group tasks for learning about Albert Einstein and his work, as a printed handout for each pupil to review and highlight key information, or for display on the interactive whiteboard for class discussion.

Activity: Use this Einstein comic strip to create a fun, educational puzzle for the children to complete. After reading through the comic, cut out the individual squares/boxes and ask the children to piece them together – either back to the original comic format or into a chronological line. You could also ask pupils to use the comics to create their own Albert Einstein timelines, with annotations and illustrations showing five key moments or events in Einstein’s life.


N.B. The following information for mapping the resource documents to the school curriculum is specifically tailored to the English National Curriculum and Scottish Curriculum for Excellence. We are currently working to bring specifically tailored curriculum resource links for our other territories; including South AfricaAustralia and New Zealand. If you have any queries about our upcoming curriculum resource links, please email:


This Albert Einstein primary resource assists with teaching the following History objectives from the National Curriculum: 

  • Gain historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts, understanding the connections between local, regional, national and international history; between cultural, economic, military, political, religious and social history; and between short and long-term timescales. 


National Curriculum Key Stage 1 History objectives:

  • Pupils should be taught: the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. Some should be used to compare aspects of life in different periods [for example, Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria, Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong, William Caxton and Tim Berners-Lee, Pieter Bruegel the Elder and LS Lowry, Rosa Parks and Emily Davison, Mary Seacole and/or Florence Nightingale and Edith Cavell]


This Albert Einstein primary resource assists with teaching the following Science objectives from the National Curriculum:

Ensure that pupils:

  • develop the scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
  • develop understanding of nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
  • are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.


National Curriculum Key Stage 1 Science objectives:

  • Explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object.


This Albert Einstein primary resource assists with teaching the following Social Studies First level objective from the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence:

  • Having selected a significant individual from the past, I can contribute to a discussion on the influence of their actions, then and since


Scottish Curriculum for Excellence Second level Social Studies objectives:

  • I can discuss why people and events from a particular time in the past were important, placing them within a historical sequence
  • I can use primary and secondary sources selectively to research events in the past


This Albert Einstein primary resource assists with teaching the following Science Studies Early level objective from the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence:

  • I can talk about science stories to develop my understanding of science and the world around me

Scottish Curriculum for Excellence Second level Sciences objectives:

  • I have collaborated in investigations to compare magnetic, electrostatic and gravitational forces and have explored their practical applications

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