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Library Resource Kit


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Welcome to NOVA's Einstein's Big Idea Library Guide. Below you'll find a range of ready-to-use resources for libraries large and small—all designed to help your visitors explore Einstein's famous equation E = mc2. These materials can be used to demystify the equation, reveal its fascinating "backstory," and showcase science as a process of inquiry and collaboration. We invite you to create displays and programs to spark your visitors' curiosity and inspire deeper investigations using the resources of your library.

Complete Library Guide

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Introduction

Welcome Letters

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Using This Guide

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Displays

Display Ideas
Theme-based ideas for children, young adults, and adults

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Display Materials


Handouts and Activities

Using Handouts and Activities
Step-by-step ideas for using each handout and activity

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Handouts

  • Who Was Einstein? (ages 9-13)
    Explore the human side of this famous scientist

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  • E = mc2 Explained (ages 13 through adult)
    Get a brief overview of the world's most famous equation

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  • Some Outstanding Women of Nuclear Physics (ages 13 through adult)
    Discover the accomplishments of several notable female physicists

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Activities

  • Magnet Maze (ages 3-7)
    Use magnets to move paper clips and learn about magnetic force

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  • E = mc2 Puzzle (ages 8-13)
    Solve a crossword and learn about Einstein and E = mc2

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  • Putting the Pieces Together (ages 10-14)
    Work in teams to solve a puzzle and learn about the scientific process

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Events

E = mc2 Scavenger Hunt (ages 10-14)
Answer questions related to E = mc2 by collecting information from library resources

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Trivia Night at the Science Kaffeehaus (ages 18 and over)
Play a science and pop-culture trivia game

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Credits

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