Imagine you are young scientist just getting started on your career. Write a letter to Stephen Hawking asking him for his advice, and telling him your plans...
Learn a little about some of the greatest scientists of all time with this useful collection of worksheets and interesting printables!
All Our Famous Scientist Resources
Print and fold this simple booklet and use it for storing all the Einstein information you collect with the kids - or perhaps to write down some of his more famous quotes and ideas. Folding instructions are here.
Colour in our fun colouring page of Albert Einstein, designed for younger kids and picking out some of his well-known characteristics - his hair, mustache and pipe, for example!
This comprehension worksheet provides our potted biography of famous physicist Albert Einstin, and then a sheet of questions for the kids to answer.
Perhaps the children could use this newspaper writing prompt to write about Einstein's Theory of Relativity, or perhaps to describe his winning of the Nobel Prize for Physics or Time Magazine's "Man of the Century" award.
Our notebooking pages are a good place for older children to collect notes, information, facts and quotes about Albert Einstein. Sheet 1 includes space for a drawing or stuck-in picture too.
Here are all our Albert Einstein resources in one easy-to-download-pack, to save you time if you would like to use all our activities.
This photographic poster shows an instantly recognisable Albert Einstein, with blackboard behind him.
This is perhaps one of the best known images of Albert Einstein, with his mad hair and characteristic mustache! It prints best using borderless settings - otherwise you may want to trim the edges.
"Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value." This simple worksheet asks children to think about what Albert Einstein meant when he said this, and to rewrite it in their own words. Perhaps you could also discuss whether he achieved what he advised.
"You never fail until you stop trying". This is an interesting quote to discuss with the kids, which is why we created this worksheet around it.
Use our Albert Einstein story paper to write a little biography, discuss some of his theories, collect quotes… Or to write a story about the man himself.
Use our printable timeline of Albert Einstein's life on its own or together with our timeline worksheets.
Cut the squares from page 1 of this Albert Einstein timeline worksheet and then stick them into the correct places on the timeline on page 2.
Find the words relating to Albert Einstein in this simple word search puzzle -a fun accompaniment to your Einstein studies!
Our fun fact-finding worksheets are designed to prompt children to do a little research on their own, and then fill in what they have discovered. Then we ask them to think about what they would like to discuss with Einstein if they met him...
Our Albert Einstein writing page is designed for younger children to store what they have learned about this great mathematician and scientist, and comes in either colour or black and white.
Here's a simple colouring page featuring scientist Charles Darwin, great for the younger kids to colour in as part of topic work.
Here's a comprehension worksheet aimed at older kids. They need to read the text about Charles Darwin, then answer some questions at the end to demonstrate what they've understood.
This Charles Darwin factsheet is a great way to introduce children to this famous scientist and help them learn a little about him. It can be read on its own, and also be used alongside some of our other Charles Darwin activities.
Here's an interesting task for the children. Can they imagine they're a talk show host interviewing Charles Darwin? And can they use some good open questions to encourage him to give the best answers?
Ask the kids to put pen to paper with our Charles Darwin newspaper writing prompt. Maybe they can write about his famous trip to the Galapagos Islands, and what he discovered there?
Notebooking is a great way to encourage independent learning in older children. This notebooking page is for writing about Charles Darwin, and we have two pages to download - one with lines for notes, and another with a space for a picture or diagram.
Here's a cartoon style poster of Charles Darwin, teaching his theory of evolution. Print out and use for topic work and classroom displays.
"A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth." This scenic poster features one of Charles Darwin's famous quotes set against a beautiful backdrop.
"To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact." This simple worksheet asks the children to think about what this Charles Darwin quote means, and to rewrite it in their own words to show that they've understood the
Print out this blank timeline worksheet then ask the children to fill in the important events in Charles Darwin's life.
Here's a fact-finding worksheet all about the famous naturalist Charles Darwin. It's a great introduction to a project for younger children.
Here's a simple writing page for Charles Darwin, ideal for younger children and available in colour or black and white.
Darwin's visit to the Galapagos Islands had a huge impact on the formation of his Theory of Natural Selection. Use this writing prompt to get the kids imagining they are Charles Darwin in the Galapagos Islands. Can they describe what they see, and why this might be so interesting?
This is a challenging "compare and contrast" activity - for two great scientists, Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking. They will have to do research into both men before completing this worksheet.
Stephen Hawking has won many awards for his work over his lifetime. Can the kids design a special medal to celebrate his achievements?
Learn to draw your own picture of Albert Einstein, picking out some of his best-known features! Just follow along with our step by step instructions.
This is quite a challenging "learn to draw" tutorial, but as Stephen Hawking is a hero and role model for many children, we think they may want to perservere and learn to draw their own picture of this great scientist.
Read our short biography of Stephen Hawking and then answer the questions. You could read the biography together and then print just the third page for the children to answer the questions - or leave the children to read it themselves.
This 2 page printable provides a brief introduction to the life of Stephen Hawking. It's a good place to start for a project, perhaps...
This fun worksheet asks the children to imagine that they are a talk show host and have the opportunity to interview Stephen Hawking. Rather than coming up with their own questions, we ask them to think about what the audience might like to hear ...
Stephen Hawking has made the news again! What might he have discovered this time? Children can use this fun newspaper worksheet to practice their journalistic skills!
Useful for taking notes and writing down everything you have learned, our Stephen Hawking notebooking page comes in two versions - one with space for a picture or diagram, and one ruled throughout.
For younger children, here is a simple cartoon poster of a young Stephen Hawking, giving a lecture, perhaps about the universe!
There is so much good advice and inspiration for children in this quote from Stephen Hawking, one of our greatest scientists. In his life he has had ample opportunity to give up, but has never done so - and he teaches us by his example and these brave words.
"The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge." This worksheet asks the children to consider this well-known Stephen Hawking comment and think about what he meant by it. It's an interestting one to discuss!
This story paper might be useful for younger kids to write down what they have learned about Stephen Hawking, to write him a letter or to copy down some of his words of wisdom...
Our Stephen Hawking worksheet, for younger children, prompts them to find out some interesting facts about the scientist and think about what they would wish to discuss with him if they were lucky enough to get the chance!