Sir Isaac Newton By: Yasmeen Aladwan


On December 25, 1642 Isaac Newton was born in Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire, England. He lived in the time period of the 16th century. He was a very small child because he was born prematurely. 3 months after his birth, Newton's father died causing his mother to get remarried when he was three years old. His mother moved away so she could live closer to her husband, leaving Newton to live with his grandmother.

Sir Isaac Newton's childhood home

In his teen years he was educated at The King's School, Grantham. There, he learned Greek, Latin, and his foundation for mathematics. In revenge for a schoolyard bully, he became to top ranked student in his class. This fueled his desire for learning. Later in his life he became an English physicists, mathematician, and astronomer.

The King's school Grantham


Isaac Newton has one of the most famous stories in scientific history. As a young boy, he was sitting in his garden when an apple falls on his head. Then "Eureka!" he suddenly comes up with the idea of gravity. This story has been changed and fabricated over time, but the general idea of how it happened is there.


Newton was widely recognized as one of the most influential scientists of all time. Newtons Principia formulating the laws of motion and gravitation, dominated scientists' view of the universe. Newton built the first practical reflecting telescope and developed the theory of color based on how the prism decomposed white light into colors on an invisible spectrum. In the 17th century he was a key figure in the scientific revolution. In the 1700s, social critics known as "Philosophes" believed they could apply reason to anything, just as Newton had applied it to science. This formed 5 core beliefs: Reason, Nature, Happiness, Progress, and Liberty.

"For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction."


Isaac Newton challenged traditional beliefs by questioning the world around him and finding a scientific explanations for his faith and other religious beliefs.


"To explain all nature is too difficult a task for any one man or even for any one age. Tis much better to do a little with certainty & leave the rest for others that come after than to explain all things by conjecture without making sure of any thing.” ― Isaac Newton

Newton is saying no man can explain all the forces of nature alone. It is better to figure out a little about the world and be certain of it, rather than trying to figure out everything and be wrong. Then, have those who come after you build on that knowledge and try again to explain all things.

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