by Karen Brown, M.A.
In this unit, you will learn about Albert Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity as well as other important scientific discoveries. At the same time, you will read about expository writing — writing that explains or informs — and the unit begins by introducing the features of expository writing and how they differ from narrative writing. You will also learn about several sub-genres of expository writing, such as process writing, comparison and contrast writing, and cause and effect writing. This unit will also teach you how to strengthen your writing by explaining how to conduct research and find credible sources, how to avoid plagiarism, and how to properly credit your sources on a Works Cited page.
This unit's final project asks you to construct an expository research paper based on a concept or figure from The Story of Science: Einstein Adds a Dimension.