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Imagining Our Stories. Albert Einstein. … was born in 1879 and died in 1955. Albert Einstein. …lived in a different time and place, but went to school and studied, just like you. Albert Einstein. … received the Nobel Prize for physics

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Albert einstein
Albert Einstein

… was born in 1879

and died in 1955.

Albert einstein1
Albert Einstein

…lived in a different time and place, but went to school and studied, just like you.

Albert Einstein

… received the

Nobel Prize

for physics

in 1921.

Margaret mahy
Margaret Mahy

Her novels have been translated

into twelve languages.

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Margaret Mahy

Some of her stories have been translated into fifteen different languages.

Margaret mahy2
Margaret Mahy

In 2006 she won the

Hans Christian Andersen Award

(the ‘Little Nobel Prize’)

for children's literature.

Margaret mahy3
Margaret Mahy

‘a meadow’

(a noun)

1 an area of grassland,

especially one used for hay.

2 a piece of low ground near a river.

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Margaret Mahy

‘a matchbox’ or ‘a match box’


a small box

in which matches are sold.

Margaret mahy5
Margaret Mahy

‘a broom cupboard’

(a noun)

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A lion in the meadow by margaret mahy
A Lion in the Meadow By Margaret Mahy

I liked the part where ___ happened, because …

I disliked the part where …

I think this story might mean …

Ernest rutherford
Ernest Rutherford

… was born in 1871

in New Zealand.

His parents were from Scotland.

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” Albert Einstein

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Ernest Rutherford

… was awarded

the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1908,

… and like Einstein he was also

interested in physics. He said:

"In science there is only physics;

all the rest is stamp collecting."

“Imagination encircles the world.” Albert Einstein

Richard pearce
Richard Pearce

… designed, built and flew

the first motorised airplane

in 1903, nine months before

the Wright brothers in the USA.

“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.” Albert Einstein

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Richard Pearce

… was the fourth of nine children.

When he was not inventing things,

he was farming.

His father was from England

and his mother was from Ireland.

“Knowledge is limited.” Albert Einstein

Anti racism protests
Anti-racism protests

“Any fool can make things bigger,

more complex, and more violent.

It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage –

to move in the opposite direction.”Albert Einstein

The ribena drink scandal
The Ribena drink scandal

A fruit juice company said

their black current juice drink had

more vitamin C than four oranges.

In 2004 two 14-year-old high-school

girls did a school science experiment

to test for vitamin C.

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.”

Albert Einstein

The Ribena drink scandal

They found the juice

had little or NO vitamin C at all!

In 2007 the company had to pay

more than NZ$200,000 in fines.

“Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be.”

Albert Einstein

The Ribena drink scandal

Jenny Suo and Anna Devathasan in 2007.

Anna was head girl and won the ‘Dux’ prize

for being the best student in the school.

This year they are freshmen at university.

“Love is a better teacher than duty.” Albert Einstein

Baby buggies strollers
Baby Buggies – Strollers

“Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” Albert Einstein

Bungy jumping
Bungy Jumping

In Vanuatu jumping from trees

with vines around young men’s

Legs was a test of courage.

“The important thing is not to stop questioning.” Albert Einstein

Bungy jumping1
Bungy Jumping

Four men jumping at the same time was like a special religious prayer, for native Indians from Mexico.

“Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.”

Albert Einstein

Bungy jumping2
Bungy Jumping

In 1979 some people in the USA

first did bungee jumping for fun.

They were members of the group

called The Dangerous Sports Club

from Oxford University, in England.

“I think and think for months and years.

Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false.

The hundredth time I am right.” Albert Einstein

Bungy jumping3
Bungy Jumping

In 1986 a New Zealander named A.J. Hackett

jumped from the Eiffel Tower, and started

the world’s first bungee jumping company.

Now anyone can imagine - and prove - how brave they are!

“Information is not knowledge.” Albert Einstein

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Margaret Mahy

The Great White

Man-Eating Shark

- A Cautionary Tale -

“Few are those who see with their own eyes

and feel with their own hearts.” Albert Einstein

The great white man eating shark by margaret mahy
The Great White Man-Eating SharkBy Margaret Mahy

I liked the part where ___ happened, because …

I disliked the part where …

I think this story might mean …