Young Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein is one of the most famous scientists of all time. People say he was one of the most amazing people to have ever lived. His face and his scientific work are known by millions of people around the world. He was born on March 14, 1879 in Ulm, Germany. When he was a young child, Einstein wasn’t like other children. He was said to be a very shy boy who didn’t talk. He was so quiet that his parents took him to see a doctor, but the doctor found nothing wrong with him. It is thought that Einstein didn’t say a word until he was three or four years old.

When he was growing up, he liked to play by himself. It is said that he enjoyed elementary school because he had nice teachers, but when he went to high school he became bored. He was bored because the lessons weren’t about the things he wanted to learn about. He started to teach himself science when he was 10 years old. He read many books. He also loved music. He learned to play the violin and realized that music was like patterns of numbers. Even as a child Einstein was a deep thinker who was excellent at math and science. People say he was also very curious and had a brilliant mind.

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