On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein by Jennifer Berne

Recommended Grades: 4-6

A picture book story of aspects of Einstein’s life, but mostly about how curiosity and wonder shows the powerful difference imagination can make in any life.

Lesson Idea


Mentor Text: Inquiry: Read aloud On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein at the beginning of an inquiry unit. Discuss how Einstein’s curiosity and wonder led him to genius inventions. Use On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein as a mentor text when developing inquisitive and curious students through units of inquiry. Pair this with other texts when developing units of inquiry.

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