Sir Isaac Newton

A science lesson the the famous scientist Sir Issac Newton. Includes printable teaching reading comprehension lesson worksheet.



• Students will be able to state details about the life of Isaac Newton.

• Students will be able to describe some of Newton’s discoveries.

• Students will be able to describe the law of gravity.


Suggested Grades:

4th Grade - 5th Grade - 6th Grade

Lesson Procedure:

Print the reading comprehension passage and questions (see below).

Students should read the passage silently, then answer the questions. Teachers may also use the text as part of a classroom lesson plan.


Lesson Excerpt:

Sir Isaac Newton is one of the most important scientists in history. He studied how the universe works and formulated laws of physics to help people understand things like gravity, motion and light. Isaac Newton also invented the branch of mathematics known as calculus. It can be said that he used math to explain the world (or at least some things about it).

Isaac Newton was born in England in 1642. His interest in science developed early. As a boy, he made sundials, model windmills, a water clock and a mechanical carriage.



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Sir Isaac Newton







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