Sir Isaac Newton Lesson Plan

Instructor: Josh Corbat

Josh has taught Earth Science and Physical Science at the High School level and holds a Master of Education degree from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Use this lesson plan to teach about the influential scientist and mathematician Sir Isaac Newton. Students will watch two video lessons, discuss key points of information, and write about Newton's role in the Scientific Revolution.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • explain Sir Isaac Newton's key contributions to the scientific community
  • explain Newton's role in the Scientific Revolution

Length

60-90 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.1

Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, connecting insights gained from specific details to an understanding of the text as a whole.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.2

Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary that makes clear the relationships among the key details and ideas.

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