1. Program begins with a brief "think, pair, share" question related to Isaac Newton.
2. Kerrie shares a PowerPoint presentation about Newton the boy, Newton the college student, Newton the secret scientist, and Newton the London "man about town." She also shows a picture of his death mask and memorial.
3. Kerrie challenges each student to think "What if?..."
4. Program concludes with plenty of time for Q&A.
-- meet Sir Isaac Newton as a singular human being who laid the foundations for modern physics and astronomy. Old stories like that of “Newton and the Apple” only begin to peel back the layers of truth surrounding a mysterious, complicated man.
--learn about Newton’s difficult childhood, struggle to obtain a university education, his grand ability to teach himself, and how Edmund Halley drew him out of his shell to write the Principia, the most important science book ever.
-- understand that we are products of our times. Newton secretly researched and wrote about alchemy in a day when it was punishable by death. In the 1900s, scholars realized that Newton’s alchemy studies were actually early studies in chemistry.
--begin to appreciate curiosity and wonder for their own sake, as well as the importance of “unplugging” to spend time in thought, play, and reflection.
Science as Inquiry
Earth and Space Science
English/Reading for Perspective
English/Reading for Understanding
Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
History and Nature of Science
Kerrie is prepared to show how this book is aligned with CCSS standards for main idea, supporting evidence, craft, and construction.