Ed Metzger in Close Encounters with Einstein
Explore the wonders of science, math, technology and engineering from the perspective of one of our world’s greatest thinkers, Albert Einstein. Metzger has portrayed this genius since 1978 at major theaters throughout the country and has appeared in such films and television shows as The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Everybody Hates Chris, and Dog Day Afternoon. He is the only actor to have the Einstein family’s official endorsement. This interactive, stimulating and innovative performance will increase students’ ability to absorb abstract concepts. By following Einstein’s path to The Theory of Relativity, spark students’ imagination while nurturing scientific reasoning.
CALIFORNIA COMMON CORE STANDARDS EASILY APPLIED IN YOUR CLASSROOM:
- 6.RI.3: Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes).
- 7.RI.3: Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text (e.g., how ideas influence individuals or events, or how individuals influence ideas or events).
- 9-10.RI.7: Analyze various accounts of a subject told in different mediums (e.g., a person’s life story in both print and multimedia), determining which details are emphasized in each account.
Lesson Plan Idea: History, science, and technology are inextricably linked. Create one timeline which notes major historical events, scientific discoveries, and technological advancements. Discuss their relationships with one another.
“The wonderful message of this show was summed up in one word: curiosity. Curiosity is the motivational force behind all discoveries.”
—9th-12th grade teacher, Nueva Vista High School
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
60 minutes with Q&A
Study Guide (PDF)
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