Famous People: Sir Isaac Newton
Learn about Sir Isaac Newton’s life, his discoveries, ideas, and his famous work the “Princapelia Mathamatica”. Find out how he thought of the Universal Law of Gravitation, formulated calculus, split the light, invented a reflecting telescope, and more. Learn about the scientist’s personality, his family, friends and opponents. Includes eThemes resources on force and motion, gravity, and light.
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Enchanted Learning: Isaac Newton
Learn about the discoveries and creations of Sir Isaac Newton. NOTE: This site includes ads.

Famous People in Energy and Science
Read about Sir Isaac Newton and his Laws of motion and gravitation.

ThinkQuest: Newton
Find out about Newton's childhood, his teaching experience in Cambridge, and his most important discoveries. Scroll down the page and select the "Click Me" link to take a quiz on life the scientist.

Ask a Biologist: Seeing Color
Find out how Isaac Newton discovered the rainbow of color. Roll your mouse over the color spectrum image at the bottom of the page to see the results of Newton's experiment.

Sir Isaac Newton: The Universal Law of Gravitation
Find out whether the legendary story about an apple falling of the tree is true and how the apple tree grew into the Universal Law of Gravitation. Learn Newton's ideas and formulas about the Earth's orbit, the sun's positioning, the center of mass, and more. Includes illustrations.

ThinkQuest: Net Force
This site is dedicated to Sir Isaac Newton and his three laws of motion first published in the "Principia". Read a short scientist's biography, learn about his laws, and use an online calculator to compute force, mass, and acceleration. The site includes an advanced calculator, sample problems, and experiments for teachers and students.

BBC: History: Sir Isaac Newton (1643  1727)
This page has extensive information about the scientist. It includes interesting facts about Newton's life and work. NOTE: The "Talk" link leads to message boards. NOTE: The reading level is for older students.

Quotations by Newton
These are some Newton's quotations.

Isaac Newton Biography
This page describes Newton's life and inventions and summarizes the scientist's distinguished works. NOTE: The reading level is for older students.

Isaac Newton Timeline
Here is a chronology of Newton's life, work, and discoveries.

Sir Isaac Newton
This biography of Isaac Newton is arranged into parts based on main discoveries and interests of the scientist throughout his life. Learn about his life, periods of calculus, optics, and gravitation. NOTE: The reading level is for older students.

Sir Isaac Newton  Westminster Abbey
Learn more about Newton's burial location in Westminster Abbey and read the inscription found on his tomb.

eThemes Resource: Physics: Force and Motion
These sites cover the basic concepts of physics. Learn about force, motion, and friction using interactive simulations where you can manipulate the variables. Includes a link to an eThemes on Simple Machines, Magnets, and Gravity.

eThemes Resource: Physics: Gravity
These sites explain how the earth's gravity works. Includes photos, simulations, videos, handson activities, and online quizzes.

eThemes Resource: Physics: Light
These sites are about visible light and the color spectrum. Learn the basic concepts of color theory including the color wheel, additive and subtractive colors, reflection, and refraction. Try the online color blindness test. There is also information about the speed of light and how the eye works.