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  • 1. SIR ISAAC NEWTONSIR ISAAC NEWTON1642 - 17271642 - 1727www.makemegenius.comwww.makemegenius.comFree Science Videos for KidsFree Science Videos for Kids
  • 2. Newton’s Laws ofNewton’s Laws ofMotionMotionwatch video atwatch video atwww.makemegenius.com Free Science Videos forKidswww.makemegenius.comFree Science Videos for Kids
  • 3. His Formative YearsHis Formative Years• Born on December 25,1642 (January 4,1643) in Woolsthorpe,Lincolnshire, England• Raised by hisgrandparents• Pulled out of school at14 to run the familyfarm• Wasn’t good atfarming, so they senthim back to schoolThe Newton residence, circa 1689www.makemegenius.comFree
  • 4. SchoolingSchooling► Entered Trinity College atEntered Trinity College atCambridge University atCambridge University atage 18 and beganage 18 and beganstudying to become astudying to become aministerminister► Graduated at age 23Graduated at age 23► Returned to the farmReturned to the farmbecause of the Blackbecause of the BlackDeathDeath He got bored and ended upHe got bored and ended upworking on the binomialworking on the binomialtheorem, light, telescopes,theorem, light, telescopes,calculus, and theologycalculus, and theologyNewton in about 1702www.makemegenius.comFree Science Videos for Kids
  • 5. CalculusCalculus► Started developing Calculus asStarted developing Calculus asearly as 1666 but never really gotearly as 1666 but never really gotaround to publishing mucharound to publishing much► In about 1668, Wilhelm LeibnizIn about 1668, Wilhelm Leibnizbegan developing very similarbegan developing very similarideas and published them beforeideas and published them beforeNewton’s published his workNewton’s published his work► Arguing ensuedArguing ensued► (Leibniz used dy/dx notation;(Leibniz used dy/dx notation;Newton used ẏ)Newton used ẏ)www.makemegenius.comFree Science Videos for Kids
  • 6. OpticksOpticks► Discovered that light is madeDiscovered that light is madeup of a spectrum of colorsup of a spectrum of colors► Made the first telescope thatMade the first telescope thatused a curved mirror instead ofused a curved mirror instead oflenseslenses► Believed that light was madeBelieved that light was madeup of “corpuscles” rather thanup of “corpuscles” rather thanwaves (Hooke and Huygenswaves (Hooke and Huygensdisagreed)disagreed)► Didn’t publish any of this untilDidn’t publish any of this untilthe after the death of Hooke inthe after the death of Hooke in17031703Newton in the Labwww.makemegenius.comFree Science Videos for Kids
  • 7. Apples and StuffApples and Stuff► Formulated Newton’sFormulated Newton’sLawsLaws► Proved that the forceProved that the forceof gravity is inverselyof gravity is inverselyproportional toproportional todistance squareddistance squared► After conqueringAfter conqueringgravity, motion andgravity, motion andoptics, decided to workoptics, decided to workon changing lead intoon changing lead intogoldgoldwww.makemegenius.comFree Science Videos for Kids
  • 8. His BookHis Book►Isaac Newton got aIsaac Newton got abook publishedbook publishedcalled Principa.called Principa.►Principa hasPrincipa hasNewton’s 3 laws ofNewton’s 3 laws ofmotion.motion.www.makemegenius.comFree Science Videos for Kids
  • 9. His laws of motionHis laws of motion►1. An object in motion will stay in motion and1. An object in motion will stay in motion andan object at rest will stay at rest unlessan object at rest will stay at rest unlessacted upon by an unbalanced force.acted upon by an unbalanced force.►2. Force equals mass times acceleration.2. Force equals mass times acceleration.►3. For every action there is an equal and3. For every action there is an equal andopposite reaction.opposite reaction.www.makemegenius.comFree Science Videos for Kids
  • 10. Newtonian TriviaNewtonian Trivia► Became Master of the RoyalBecame Master of the RoyalMint in 1699Mint in 1699► First scientist to be knightedFirst scientist to be knightedfor his work (1708)for his work (1708)► Elected President of the RoyalElected President of the RoyalSociety every year from 1703Society every year from 1703to 1727to 1727► Member of Parliament (1689-Member of Parliament (1689-1690)1690)► Died in 1727Died in 1727Newton in 1726www.makemegenius.comFree Science Videos for Kids
  • 11. ““I do not know what I may appear to theI do not know what I may appear to theworld, but to myself I seem to have beenworld, but to myself I seem to have beenonly like a boy playing on the sea-shore,only like a boy playing on the sea-shore,and diverting myself in now and then findingand diverting myself in now and then findinga smoother pebble or a prettier shell thana smoother pebble or a prettier shell thanordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth layordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth layall undiscovered before me.”all undiscovered before me.”- Isaac Newton- Isaac Newtonwww.makemegenius.comFree Science Videos for Kids
  • 12. Newtons LegacyNewtons Legacy► Newtons laws of motion andNewtons laws of motion andgravity provided a basis forgravity provided a basis forpredicting a wide variety ofpredicting a wide variety ofdifferent scientific or engineeringdifferent scientific or engineeringsituations, especially the motionsituations, especially the motionof celestial bodies.of celestial bodies.► His calculus proved vitallyHis calculus proved vitallyimportant to the development ofimportant to the development offurther scientific theories.further scientific theories.► Finally, he unified many of theFinally, he unified many of theisolated physics facts that hadisolated physics facts that hadbeen discovered earlier into abeen discovered earlier into asatisfying system of laws.satisfying system of laws.www.makemegenius.comFree Science Videos for Kids
  • 13. Newton’s Laws ofNewton’s Laws ofMotionMotionwatch video atwatch video atwww.makemegenius.comFree Science Videos for Kidswww.makemegenius.comFree Science Videos for Kids