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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.