I did my research on Sir Isaac Newton. Isaac Newton was born on January 4, 1643, in Lincolnshire England.
Isaac was born premature and wasn’t expected to live much longer after being born. 3 months before being born, his father, also named Isaac Newton, died. This left Newton to be raised by his mother, Hannah Newton.
When Isaac was 3 years old, Hannah remarried. His new stepfather, Barnabas Smith, did not want Isaac to live with him and Isaac’s mother. Isaac had to live with his grandmother instead of with his mother. This resulted in Newton hating his stepfather.
After his step-father died, when Newton was 12, his mother returned. Newton lived with family that included his grandmother, his mother, a half-brother, and 2 half-sisters.
Soon after his mother’s return, he attended a free grammar school. He did not do very well in school and his reports said he was “Idle or inattentive.”His mother eventually took him out of school to run their farming estate, due to the fact that he was her oldest son.
Newton knew that he did not want to become a farmer. He was supposed to be a farmer because his father was one. His father didn’t have much education and he couldn’t even sign his own name, which was why it was odd that Isaac became so smart. Isaac did not want to turn out how his father did. He wanted to have education and do more than be a farmer.
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He had his uncle convince his mother to let him go to college. He ended up attending his uncle’s old school, which was Trinity College, when he was 19 years old. He earned money to pay for his education by working as a servant in his college. He did not graduate with honors, but he still got his Bachelor’s degree.
Soon after, the plague struck and his school was forced to shut down. Isaac stayed in his house where he had much time to think. This was when he came up with his laws of motion.
Isaac Newton accomplished and created many other great and important ideas that are still used today.
He invented calculus, a branch of mathematics, that is still taught to students today.
He designed a reflecting telescope that proved that white light contains all the colors of the rainbow. He also proved this by doing his prism experiment. When he shined a white light through the prism, all the colors of the rainbow would reflect off of it.
He figured out the principle of gravity or the universal law of gravity. The story of Isaac Newton discovering his law of gravity when he was sitting under a tree and an apple fell on his head, is most likely not true. Some people say he was in his house and saw an apple fall while looking out the window, while other say it didn’t happen at all.
Newton also discovered the 3 laws of motion. They are; an object at rest will remain at rest unless acted on by an unbalanced force, acceleration is produced when a force acts on a mass, and for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
At the age of 85, Isaac Newton died. He had bladder stones that began to grow in size and pain that older he got. On March 31, 1727, he passed out, and he never regained consciousness.
Newton has made a huge impact of this world. He has inspired so many people and his laws and theories are being taught everywhere and are used by scientists and mathematicians today. If it wasn’t for Isaac Newton, we most likely wouldn’t know all of the science behind what we know now, or it would have taken a longer time before somebody else figured it out.