Isaac Newton’s Secret Science -- Author Kerrie Hollihan -- STEM/Common Core aligned

by  Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank

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“Isaac Newton’s Secret Science” introduces middle grade and junior high students to the oddball Isaac Newton and how his science studies forever changed the way people think about our world and beyond. 

Older adults will also learn about Newton's belief systen and what he thought about God.

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Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons Museum and special events

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Primary Disciplines

Character Education, Gifted & Talented, Language Arts/English, Literacy, Mathematics, Problem Solving, Reading, Sciences, Social Studies/History, Writing

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Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)FieldTripZoom

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Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank

White Plains, NY
United States

The Common Core State Standards have focused attention on process and using nonfiction in the classroom. Our Authors on Call from iNK Think Tank embody the CCSS. This team uses their extraordinary breadth of knowledge to transform today's classrooms into vital centers of learning. These authors are experts in processing enormous amounts of information, sifting through it and synthesizing it into works with added value. So why not talk to these masters of 21st century skillsand let them unpack their process for your students? They are eager to share their knowledge with you and to help you inspire your students with books kids love to read about subjects you're required to teach. So far our authors include Jan Adkins, Vicki Cobb,  Roxie Munro, Dorothy Hinshaw Patent,Carla Killough McClafferty, Kerrie Hollihan, Aline Alexander Newman, David M. Schwartz, Alexandra Siy,  Peggy Thomas, Marissa Moss, Jan Adkins, and Andrea Warren. Keep coming back as we add more authors and new programs.

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Program Details


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.


Students will:
-- 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.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Science as Inquiry
Physical Science
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.