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Isaac Newton Activities for Kids

Instructor: Clio Stearns

Clio has taught education courses at the college level and has a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction.

Learning about Isaac Newton can be a wonderful way to teach kids about the differences a scientist can make in the world. This lesson offers activities that will bring your teaching about Isaac Newton to life for young students.

Teaching About Isaac Newton

Whether you're studying famous scientists, the Enlightenment Era, or astronomy with your students, Isaac Newton is a key figure you will probably want to focus on. When students learn about Newton's life and work, they learn about how the solar system works, why gravity is important, and what the basic laws of motion are. Learning about Newton is also an important way for students to gain insight into how a scientist can influence popular perspectives on the world, and what it means to go against mainstream currents of belief. The activities in this lesson teach your students about Newton while appealing to a variety of learning styles and strengths.

Visual Activities

In this section, you will find activities designed to meet the needs of the visual learners among your students, those who learn best when using images or graphic organizers.

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