Views From Windows

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In this activity, learners use their imaginations and picture a scene in their heads. Learners print out the four provided window pages and draw how the world would look from each of the different windows (bedroom window, window of a speeding car, airplane window, and riding on a beam of light). Use this activity to introduce learners to Einstein's ideas of relativity, frame of reference and the speed of light.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free per student

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 14

Resource Type:



  • Mathematics
    • Measurement
      • Units of Measurement
      • Size and Scale
  • Physical Sciences
    • Vibration and Waves


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Links STEM to other topics of interest such as arts and humanities
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


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Access Rights:

  • Free access


Source Collection

  • Ology


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