Let’s Study Isaac Newton!
As we continue this journey of exploring the life and works of some of the most famous scientists that changed our understanding of the world around us, we are ready to discover all about Isaac Newton. So far we have explored Archimedes and Galileo. So, where does Isaac Newton fit into this famous scientist shortlist?
Isaac Newton continued the dialogue started by Galileo. In fact, Isaac was born within days of Galileo’s death.
Archimedes explored the “Why” of an object’s movement. Galileo tested and retested ideas of “How” objects move. Newton pulled it all together and formulated the universal laws of motion that apply to all objects. Then, he went even further to create a math system (Calculus) to explain the laws of motion in mathematical terms.
But, there is so much more to the life of Isaac Newton than universal laws and math. From the day he was born, his tumultuous personal life, obsessive ideas, and unique personality weave together an eventful & intriguing story of competition, secrecy & even knighthood.
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Let’s Study Isaac Newton: A Life of Discovery
Studying the lives of great scientists like Isaac Newton is an excellent way to learn about science and history. Explore the exciting discoveries of gravity, optics, and how to prevent counterfeit currency in England. The Let’s Study Isaac Newton online course brings a new breadth of understanding of the exciting times Newton had during the Scientific Revolution and the Age of Enlightenment.
Who was Sir Isaac Newton?
Isaac Newton, who lived in England from 1642 to 1727, is known for:
- his discovery in optics, that light is made of a rainbow of colors,
- inventing Calculus to aid in explaining the Laws of Motion mathematically.
He’s also known for:
- being difficult to work with,
- being secretive (he often wrote his notes in code) and,
- having unique views of God and Christianity.
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Let’s Study Isaac Newton.
It’s often easy to forget that Isaac Newton lived during the Scientific Revolution and the Age of Enlightenment. When Newton is studied closely there is evidence everywhere of his impact on science, literature, and politics in England and throughout Europe.
The FREE mini-course below will give you a glimpse of what was happening around Newton and why his contribution to science and history were so important then and how they were a foundation for ongoing scientific discoveries.
Studying Isaac Newton is a great “anytime” activity!
There are quite a few ways to go about learning about Isaac Newton, here are a few favorites!
- Read up on the life of Newton – Learn why Newton is considered one of the most significant people in the history of science.
- Watch a fun video! Isaac Newton biography – Via YouTube
- Do an experiment! With the FREE sample of the Let’s Study Isaac Newton mini-course, you can conduct your own version of a few of Newton’s experiments.
Learn on location at a museum.
While there is not a museum solely dedicated to the life and works of Isaac Newton, there are many museums with outstanding displays, hands-on interactives, and virtual learning opportunities. Check out these great museums with exhibits dedicated to Isaac Newton.
If you can’t get to the museum, bring the fun right to you with these resources.
There are plenty of books about Isaac Newton. Check your local library or order from your favorite online book supplier.
There are a couple of good Amazon Prime Videos. Our family really enjoyed this one.
While some speculate that Isaac Newton may have had Aspergers, it is undeniable that he was a brilliant mathematician. From optics to physics, to calculus, Newton made a lasting impact in the world of science and math. There is so much to learn and admire about Isaac Newton!
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Shannan is a wife, mum, and saved by grace child of The King. Her home base is in Scotland, where she homeschools her two kids (age 10 & 14) and learns on location throughout Europe as much as possible. She is a classical style home educator living out her God-breathed dream of raising her family in Europe. She’s passionate about many things, especially helping others learn on location using the world as their textbook. She encourages you to pursue your God-breathed dream, no matter what it is! You can join her at Captivating Compass for homeschool and family travel inspiration.
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