We began today by playing a game called “Three Scientists.” Of course, three of the most famous scientists would have to be Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, and Sir Isaac Newton. During the game, students had to reach into a box and pull out a scientific discovery. For example, they might pull out a card that says “Invented Calculus.” Then the student, with help from their classmates, had to figure out whether this was a discovery of Einstein’s, Darwin’s, or Newton’s.
At the end, I showed them the correct answer (see video above). The lesson? Sir Isaac Newton was brilliant. After taking a few minutes to appreciate the breadth of Newton’s discoveries, we took notes on Mr. Newton using the PowerPoint below.