Albert Abraham Michelson: Biography, Inventions & Contributions


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Albert Abraham Michelson is a famous physicist mostly known for his research and experiments on what?

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1. Albert Abraham Michelson was a member of and taught science at which United States military unit?

2. Michelson invented the now indispensable laboratory tool, the _____, which splits a light beam into two.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Measure your comprehension of Albert Abraham Michelson with this five-question quiz and worksheet. Among other topics, this multiple-choice quiz requires you to know about Michelson's professional contributions, including one that remains indispensable to this day.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Here's what the quiz covers:

  • Research and experiments for which Michelson is most known
  • The United States military unit where he taught science
  • The indispensable laboratory tool he invented
  • When he received the Nobel Prize in Physics
  • The demographic of which he was first to receive this accolade

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Albert Abraham Michelson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about Michelson teaching science for a military unit and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Michelson's Nobel Prize in Physics

Additional Learning

Keep learning about this physicist with the related lesson titled Albert Abraham Michelson: Biography, Inventions & Contributions. Here's a quick look at what's covered:

  • When and where Albert Abraham Michelson was born
  • His childhood and early life
  • Universities where he studied
  • His professorship
  • The Michelson-Morley experiment