Shortly after the first Apollo rocket took off for its trip to the moon, someone in ground control asked the pilot, "Who is driving that thing?" The astronaut's immediate answer was, "Isaac Newton."
Newton was sometimes called: "the culminating figure in the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century."
In this PhysicsQuest you will explore Newton's life and contribution to optics, mathematics, physics, and planetary science.
This PhysicsQuest will allow you to acquire insight into the life and accomplishments of Isaac Newton.
You will also reafirm your understanding of forces and applications of Newton's Second Law of Motion.
Finally you will learn interesting facts about light and color.
PROCESS AND RESOURCES
You will be given a series of questions and various links
to Internet sites that will help you answer the questions.
The PhysicsQuest is divided into three sections:
A&E video: Sir Isaac Newton: The Gravity of Genius
"IDEAS FOR EDUCATORS"