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Isaac Newton

£12.00
SKU H2CS40120
Key Stage 1 Significant Individuals History Year 2

Introduce your class to one of Britain's most famous scientists with this set of 6 'Isaac Newton' lesson plans for key stage 1 History. Your class will find out why Isaac Newton is famous today, what he discovered and invented, and how the work and findings of scientists today and in the seventeenth century are similar and different. They will also delve a little deeper into Isaac Newton's life and find out how his difficult childhood affected the rest of his life.

 
#TheCompleteSeries6lessons

With lesson plans, informative slides, activity ideas, differentiated worksheets, picture cards, challenges and much more, these Year 2 'Isaac Newton' lessons contain everything you need to teach your class all they need to know about Isaac Newton in a fun and engaging way.

#Lesson1EarlyLife

This lesson introduces your class to Isaac Newton and the fact that he lived a long time ago. They will then find out about his childhood, including details of his family life, his schooling and the expectations his mother had for him. They will go on to learn about how he went to university and became interested in science.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Question and answer cards
  • Information sheet
#Lesson2DiscoveriesandInventions

This lesson explores Isaac Newton's scientific discoveries, including the spectrum of light, gravity, calculus and the reflecting telescope. Your children will find out about these discoveries in a clear and simple way (no calculus problems to solve!) and will also think about why Isaac Newton didn't tell many people about his ideas. There’s also the chance to carry out a fun experiment!

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Experiment sheet
#Lesson3FriendsandFoes

This lesson looks at some of the reasons why Isaac Newton might have found it difficult to make friends, before introducing your class to some of his contemporaries. Your class will find out who helped and supported Isaac Newton throughout his life, as well as those who disagreed with his work or tried to take credit for his ideas. This is also a great chance to encourage your class to think about why friendship is important.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Information sheet
  • Character cards
  • Puppet outlines
#Lesson4Communication

After thinking about some of the ways in which scientists tell people about their work today, your class will investigate ways in which Isaac Newton told people about his ideas and inventions, from written articles to chats with friends. Your class will then compare this with more modern methods of communication and think about which is more effective.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Ranking cards
  • Prism experiment sheet
  • Challenge cards
#Lesson5ScienceThenandNow

To get your class thinking about how science and scientific enquiry has changed since the 17th century, this lesson begins by asking your class to compare a picture of Isaac Newton and modern scientists undertaking experiments. It then goes on to explore these similarities and differences in more detail.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Picture sheet
  • Scenario cards
#Lesson6LaterLifeandLegacy

The final lesson in this series starts by re-capping what your class have learnt about Isaac Newton, before going on to explore what he did in his later life, such as becoming President of the Royal Society, and how his work allowed other scientists to develop his discoveries further.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated timeline sheets
  • Information sheet
  • Challenge cards
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Curriculum Objectives covered
  • KS1 - the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. Some should be used to compare aspects of life in different periods
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